School for Revolutionary Girls. Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2016


The School for Revolutionary Girls was a ten day project with twenty teenage girls who explored their relationship to the 1916 Rising of the Irish revolution and to contemporary issues facing young women in Ireland and around the world.  This artistic "consciousness-raising" process combined group discussion, performance, and social media and a reading of manifestos in the courtyard of the museum.  Working with historian, Liz Gelles, international students, Irish and US artists, and CREATE, they imagined the world as it is, and will be, developing creative expressions of their own unique "public voice."

This was a project by Suzanne Lacy and Nicola Goode, The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) and Grizedale Arts in the context of A Fair Land: a project that aims to develop a system for living using basic and simple resources used in a creative way. The artists were joined by Liz Smith, Leonie Tang, Raghubir Kintisch, Margo Mullen, Gina Valona and Aifric Ni Chriodain


Irish Times

Artist Talk / Suzanne Lacy / 19 August 2016 with Ailbhe Murphy (CREATE Ireland)
Listen to the talk on SoundCloud