The Central Field

Artist duo Yvonne McGuinness and Rhona Byrne’s project The Central Field is a temporary Live Land Artwork taking place over 30 days in March 2018.

The project is based on a site which is due to become the ‘commercial or district town centre’ of Adamstown. Adamstown is a suburban ‘new town’ in South County Dublin which has been in development since 2005.  

The Central Field project is responding to this particular site and context during its interim phase of development. Drawing on the idea of an amphitheatre, over a four week period the artists will produce a series of live and immediate responses, events, performances, interventions, gatherings and activities that adapt throughout this land artwork.  

The artists will be inviting collaboration with residents, local schools and community groups and aim to explore concepts of transition and potential, land use, private and public ownership, intrinsic value, materiality, responsibility and our individual and collective agency.

We will be hosting a public meeting onsite in our studio in the Central field next Thursday 8th of March at 7pm to talk to anyone who would like to be involved and to discuss the project in more detail.

The public can visit the site daily

The site is visible daily and the public can visit anytime. If we are onsite there will be a blue fabric entrance at Adamstown Park ( opp community centre ).

Please check for daily updates and events.

Our project assistant Giulia will be happy to greet you on site and answer any questions.

Please contact us on for more information. 

This project is commissioned as part of IN CONTEXT 4 – IN OUR TIME, South Dublin County Council’s Public Art Programme 2016-2019 under the Per Cent for Art scheme.

Getting there

The Central field is located between Adamstown Park and Adamstown Ave and opposite the train station. The main entrance is on Adamstown Park. Theres is a train Heuston Train Station and bus 25b from city centre.


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