Permanent site-specific installation commissioned by the OPW for Dublin offices of the BCI.
A microphone located at the entrance door captures the sound of a person entering the building. this is then 'broadcast' via a receiver to a CPU located in a concealed space. the audio information is then converted into a visual waveform which appears on a plasma display screen in the foyer;
also at ground floor: photowork
1st floor: Text work on glass wall; photowork
2nd floor: 2no. photoworks
This work was subsequently exhibited at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, in the exhibition 10,000 to 50 (2008), and is included in the accompanying book. The work also features in the publication Art in State Buildings 1995-2005, [Office of Public Works, Dublin: 2006]
Office of Public Works, 2002
Bow Street and Hammond
CMYK silk-screen printed
4-sheet posters (59" x 39"
ea.) forming a 143.5 metre
strip interrupted by existing
gates, building and existing
15.06.2001. Decision Order No.P3991. Dublin Corporation.
'The applicant shall erect a quality wooden fence treatment along the Church Street, Hammond Lane and Bow Street boundaries and not a palisade fence as mentioned in the application .Details of the boundary fence including materials, height and colour shall be submitted for the written agreement of the Planning Authority and the agreed hoarding shall be erected immediately on completion of the demolition works.' The wallpaper is 'in the interest of visual amenity' and dedicated to Vostok, The four-colour process silkscreens repeat as a 143.5 metres frieze on 115 grs uncoated stock trimmed to 39 x 59" butt-jointed and pasted to prepainted, one gloss white undercoat and two coats RAlL 902 gloss, 8' x 4' x 25mm marine plywood around the site on 30 July 2002.
Make Ready is
a book ,
a series of talks
The Library Project,
5-22 March 2015
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Make ready is an exhibition of Peter Maybury's studio output over a twenty year period, a practice which he regards fundamentally as a joint-venture. The exhibition includes many books, prototypes, records & CDs; video and audio works. Some of the many collaborations include CODE magazine, the Dublin French Film Festival, and the bread and butter stone; books with Sarah Browne, Gerard Byrne, Fergus Feehily, Barry Flanagan, Patrick Hall, Candida Höfer, Barbara Knezevic, Alice Maher, James McKenna, Dennis McNulty, Sarah Pierce, Garrett Phelan, Shahzia Sikander and Janaina Tschape; numerous titles for the Irish Museum of Modern Art including The Moderns, Vertical Thoughts: Morton Feldman and the visual arts; and Boulevard Magenta magazine; and more than 25 books for the Douglas Hyde Gallery.
The exhibition reflects his work with architectural practices including Bucholz McEvoy Architects, Grafton Architects, O'Donnell + Tuomey Architects and dePaor Architects; His co-curation the Underground exhibition with Dennnis McNulty and the Irish Pavilion, 12th Architecture Biennale, Venice 2010.
His on-going collaborations with Tom dePaor include the N3 publication; Delay/Relayer made for The Lives of Spaces at the 2008 Venice Biennale; Temperance for EV+A at the Hunt Museum, and the books Reservoir and Of. Their film These islands (first shown at The Everyday Experience, Irish Museum of Modern Art and curated by the Irish Architecture Foundation's Nathalie Weadick are all included.
Peter's music and recording projects Hard sleeper, Thread Pulls, Rainfear and Messages sonores are all available to listen to.
dimensions: 3000 x 3000 x 1000mm
location: The Hunt Museum, Limerick
This work was made for EV+A (2010) curated by Elizabeth Hatz. It is sited in the courtyard of the Hunt Museum in Limerick.
see also Reservoir, a Gall book about this work.
date: 27 June – 6 July 2008
accompanied by a book
Underground was co-curated by Dennis McNulty & Peter Maybury. The exhibition was supported by the Arts Council of Ireland. An exhibition in the basement of Roads Records, an independent record shop in Dublin city centre. The show included work by Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain, Francis McKee, Garrett Phelan, Sarah Pierce, Stephen Rennicks, Adam Sutherland, Robin Watkins, Blogariddims, Economic Thought Projects, Experimental Jetset, Barry Lennon, The Stars are Underground, Rudy VanderLans.
Four screenings in the basement of Filmbase in conjunction with Darklight – Shell Shock Rock, The Stars are Underground, Decade of Dance & Last Night of Phunk City.
A 192 page publication featuring contributions from Martin McCabe, Ciaran Nugent, Stephen Rennicks, Loserdom, irishrock.org, Rudy VanderLans, Experimental Jetset, Dave Road, Paul Rowley, Dean No Age, the Metropolitan Complex and many more.
A series of events in the exhibition space. A playback of Phantom Fountain/Future Stream by Robin Watkins, a live streamed band practice by Stoner Girlfriend and an online auction of Northern Soul records with live web-radio commentary by Adam Sutherland.
Opening photographs courtesy Ros Kavanagh, exhibition views Peter Maybury
Central Bank Plaza, Dublin
Concept & photography:
Peter Maybury, Marie-Pierre Richard.
Actor/figures: Kenneth Maybury,
Marie-Pierre Richard, Mark Shiels.
Commissioned by the Central Bank of
Ireland and Temple Bar Properties.
A 65m continuous postered frieze on
temporary construction hoarding around
the Central Bank during remodelling of
the plaza. The works comprised encircling
the building with railed walls, resurfacing,
and the addition of seating.
Curators Tom dePaor, Peter Maybury, Alice Casey, Cian Deegan.
The exhibition toured Ireland throughout 2011 as follows:
Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, F04 March - SU03 April
Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, FR15 April - Sunday 22 May
Limerick City Gallery, FR22 July - SA27 August
Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, FR02 September - SU02 October
of de Blacam and Meagher was Ireland's exhibition at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, 2010. The exhibition addresses de Blacam and Meagher Architects' built and unbuilt portfolio of the last 33 years and seeks to communicate the cultural landscape of Ireland through their seminal work.
The exhibition took the form of a book unbound, containing volumes of drawing and photographic reproductions from the archives, contemporary photography and readings of the work with commentaries, offering a contemporary and critical view of the practice and its positioning in the wider context of Irish architecture.
Nine thousand volumes were presented as paper stacks on oak joinery in the eighteenth century oratory of the Irish monk St. Gall near Piazza San Marco. The installation within the oratory acted as both archive and reading room. The public were invited to read the work and take it away. Over time the stacks were depleted by the actions of the public, until finally we are left only with the furnishings. The archive is, in essence, consumed.
A Culture Ireland initiative in partnership with the Arts Council of Ireland, the exhibition was commissioned by the Irish Architecture Foundation under the directorship of Nathalie Weadick.
Venice photographs courtesy Alice Clancy; Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Belfast photographs Peter Maybury.