The Tondo art group seeks out alternative spaces in which to make work. Exhibiting outside the gallery setting brings a fresh impetus to their work and allows them the freedom to investigate ideas and materials which might not otherwise arise. In this case they are responding to the Victorian setting of Harold’s Cross Park. Originally an execution ground with a gallows maintained by the Archbishop of Dublin, it is now a carefully maintained public park with mature trees, gazebos and pond.
During the Harold’s Cross Community Festival, Tondo will present an exhibition of sculptures and art installations which explore various aspects of the park, with themes ranging from the natural to the playful to the historical.