Intro Text 

On Steady Ground/Unsteady Ground, was a collaborative exhibition by artists Cora Cummins and Saoirse Higgins, awardees of a Visual Art Commission from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, funded by the Arts Council.  Featuring new work in etching, video, photography and sculpture, the exhibition connected the artists’ parallel research interests in environment and landscape change and reflections on losing what seemed permanent.


Saoirse Higgins in conversation with Mieke Vanmechelen
Filmed on Thursday10 March 2022.


Cora Cummins in conversation with Mieke Vanmechelen
Filmed on Friday the 24th February 2022.


Residents of the Dún Laoghaire area, Cora and Saoirse have drawn their research and conversations locally from the surrounding landscape and history, and by looking globally towards Everest and the remote island of Papa Westray, one of the most northerly islands in the Orkney Islands Archipelago. In so doing, they set out to create a dialogue between the various levels and stages of experiencing both environmental change and loss, and personal change and loss.

The exhibition was displayed from 11 December 2021 to 13 March 2022 in the Municipal Gallery, dlr Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire.