For twenty years artists have moved in and out of the Rialto area, met and worked with its residents, left their mark and sometimes caused controversy! Very little takes place in isolation and while Dublin changed in the 1990s the number of artists who were seeking opportunities to develop their work in different ways grew.

studio 468 was a local development response to the arts and cultural work that took place in the Rialto area over that time.

Since it opened in December 2003, studio 468 has become a rich resource within the community of Rialto for residents and artists alike. It has opened up possibilities for artists and the immediate community to respond to the area and the issues that may affect them on a daily basis.

Through residencies in studio 468, many artists have shifted from working in isolation to working collectively and collaboratively. The interest in making art with different community groups that challenge and take risks is evident; art work that describes cultural rights and entitlement as opposed to just tokenistic public participation.


Studio team

studio 468 is managed by a partnership of Common Ground and the Rialto Development Association with an advisory role from Dublin City Council Arts Office.  The studio team are:  Siobhán Geoghegan, Ray Hegarty and Dr Glenn Loughran.

studio 468 is funded through Common Ground's annual Arts Council revenue funding and Dublin City Council Arts Office revenue funding.

Download studio 468 a working space in Rialto, the publication that marks the first eight years of studio 468.

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