Derry, Northern Ireland, 2013 -
Permanent public artwork commissioned for Derry UK City of Culture.
The Factory Garden was commissioned by VOID as part of Derry UK City of Culture 2013. It opened to the public on April 13, 2013.
“Some gardens are described as retreats when they are really attacks” wrote Ian Hamilton Finlay. A garden can be, after all, a private pleasure garden, or a public site for growing food. The difference is not always obvious. Factory Garden is an in-between site. Formed from the leftover space of adjoining factory buildings, it provides a microtopia - a place for public retreat, for community gardening, for office lunch breaks and a reflective space for contemplation. Gardens, by their nature, are never finished.
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