GUDSKUL and Array Collective

22/04/2023 - 22/04/2023
22 Apr 2023,


Shauna Kelly

GUDSKUL and Array Collective are coming to Dublin!

GUDSKUL and Array Collective

Following their recent discussion on collectives as a form of practice at the CFA at NCAD webinar, GUDSKUL is coming to Ireland! Thanks to the support of the British Council NI, we are thrilled to announce that CFA will be hosting a forum with Array Collective (Belfast), GUDSKUL (initiated by ruangrupa, Serrum, Grafis Huru Hara in Jakarta) and selected participants.
If you’re currently working as a collective or have a history of collaborative practice and would like to participate in this event, we would love to hear from you. We are particularly interested in hearing from and inviting groups or representatives from the grassroots arts and communities sphere.
The event will focus on a series of group discussions centred around contemporary collective practice on the island of Ireland and the many issues facing this ecology.
To express your interest, register via Eventbrite or simply send an email to stating the collective you work with and some information on your group’s practice or working methodologies.
The event will take place in NCAD on Saturday 22nd April starting at 1pm for 2 1/2 hours with lunch provided for all participants.

About the speakers

Array Collective are a group of individual artists rooted in Belfast, who join together to create collaborative actions in response to the sociopolitical issues affecting Northern Ireland. Array’s studios and project space in the city centre acts as a base for the collective, however the participating artists are not limited to studio holders.


Array Collective questions traditional identities in the North of Ireland using humour and DIY approaches. They playfully merge performance, protest, ancient mythology, photography, installation, and video. Their work embraces joy and empathy in their art-activist practice and calls attention to our need for one another by joining wider demands for rights.


Array Collective is the first Northern Irish artist to win the prestigious Turner Prize. They were awarded the prize for their work The Druthaib’s Ball in 2021. Visit Array Collective website here


Collective members: Sinead Bhreathnach-Cashell, Jane Butler, Emma Campbell, Alessia Cargnelli, Mitch Conlon, Clodagh Lavelle, Grace McMurray, Stephen Millar, Laura O’Connor, Thomas Wells


GUDSKUL: Collective and Contemporary Art Ecosystem Studies is an educational platform formed by three Jakarta-based collectives: ruangrupa, Serrum and Grafis Huru Hara. Since the early 2000s, they have been respectively doing collective practice in the contemporary art scene. In 2015, they joined forces to form a common ecosystem, Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem.


The Gudskul members focus on different (artistic) practices and media, such as installation, video, sound, performance, media art, citizen participation, graphic arts, design, and pedagogy, etc. This multiplicity contributes to diversifying the issues and actors involved in every collaborative project that happens within a social, political, cultural, economical, environmental, and pedagogical context. Gudskul is open to anyone who is interested in co-learning, developing collective-based artistic practices, and art-making with a focus on collaboration. Find out more here