Brenda Kearney (Ireland) has many varied interests, usually involving food. Drawing on previous experience as a fishmon- ger, cook and student of anthropology, she enjoys projects where food processes - from cultivation to consumption - act as a vehicle for discussion and an exchange of ideas. She also incorporates ethnographic research in her work, particularly in the areas of craft and domesticity.
Motoko Fujita (Ireland) obtained an MA in English Literature in Japan, worked in the field of publishing and has since forged a profession in photography. Her works include the publication The Shadow of James Joyce (Lilliput Press Ltd. 2011) and several years of involvement with adult education programs. Recently she has taken on roles in mediating cross cultural community projects.
Niamh Riordan (UK) is a Liverpool-based artist and writer with a background in cheese selling and maturation. She has an MA from the Slade School of Fine Art, has exhibited widely in the UK and Ireland, and is involved in community projects in South Liverpool, including working on communications for Assemble’s Granby Workshop.
Francesca Ulivi (Italy) is a Paris-based artist, with an MA from Chelsea College of Art and Design. She has been working in education since 2011 in the United States, England and Italy. She is currently running a program of art workshops in her hometown’s high school to introduce students to a number of contemporary issues and innovations in the arts including but not limited to eco-sustainability, social inclusion, and local development.
Fairland Collective is a group of artists and practitioners who met through their work with Grizedale Arts in 2015, and who have since collaborated together in Ireland, the UK and Japan. With a wide range of skills to draw upon, they produce projects that recognise and prompt creativity in daily life. These projects often use cooking and meals to engage networks of people and communities, drawing on an archive of domestic skills and food processes gathered from previous and ongoing projects.
2018 - BackLane West, Redruth, UK
2015-2018 - Artists in residence, Grizedale Arts, Cumbria, UK
2016 - A Fair Land, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, IRL
2018 - One Pot recipe collection, Sefton Libraries
2018 - One Pot, three courses in "Hot Pot", Feast
2016 - A Fair Land manual, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Projects and Exhibitions
2019 - John-is-this-your-cup-of-tea?, Saint Joseph’s Shankill, Dublin, IRL
2018 - The Land We Live In - The Land We Left Behind, Hauser & Wirth, Somerset, UK
2018 - Sponge School, Bluebell community centre, Dublin, IRL
2017-2018 - One Pot Project, a scheme of regeneration for public libraries - Sefton Libraries, Liverpool, UK
2017 - The Dream of Kiwanosato, an art project to revitalize Kiwanosato village, JP
2017 - Park Feast, Beckenham Park Place, London, UK
2017 - Alternative Art School Fair - participation to present Grizedale Arts, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2017 - Blucoat gallery, dinner event, Liverpool, UK
2017 - One Pot - Two Ports, Fairland Collective in association with Penryn Arts Festival, Liverpool, UK
2016 - House of Ferment, Borough Market, London, Krakow - Grolsch ArtBoom Festival, Poland, The Coniston Institute - Lake District, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, and Harris Museum - Preston
2016 - A Fair Land Coniston, Coniston, Cumbria, UK
2016 - A Fair Land, Irish Museum of Modern art, Dublin, IRL