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The mediation commission, which was awarded to Sarah Searson, is an essential aspect of the In Context 3 programme. The mediation commission supports an ongoing dialogue between the In Context 3 artists, their artwork and the local community. This fosters interest in and debate around the art projects undertaken and allows greater understanding and interaction between the various ‘players’ involved.

What is a Mediator ?
Sarah Searson writes "Explaining what a mediator with a public art programme does is an odd one. I haven't got it down to swift succinct sound bite. Initially it has connotations of resolution from conflict, but that's not what it's about, nor is it marketing, public relations or event management. Questions might be, why would art, especially work made in the context of a place and a public require mediation?.." click here to read more

Mediation Projects

Film Maker in Residence - Enda McNally 

Insight @ Alight Education and Outreach Programmes

In Context 3 Newsletters

What is Public Art ?  Booklet for Children

Residencies December 2007 to February 2008 - Two artists, Michelle Browne and Barabara Nealon, have been commissioned to make work / research over a short period in response to the South Dublin area.

Mapping In Context - The element of the mediation programme aims to document and map relationships and research that have been developed by individual artists or projects elements as part of the programme.

Sarah Searson Biography

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