The Irish Artist Led Archive is a project that was concieved and developed by Megs Morley, a practicing artist and curator based in the West of Ireland in 2006 in response to both a practial and conceptual enquiry into artist-led culture in Ireland. The project has been designed to continue to grow in a state of development and re-evaluation throughout 2007 and 2008. Through the process of diaogue with artist-led initiatives, their founders and current directors the project attempts to initiate debate and critical thinking into the sometimes contested 'histories' of these of organisations. In creating platforms and situations for these conversations to occur, the Artist led archive is attempting to add to the development of artist-led culture in Ireland by acknowleging past initiatives work and exposing the roots of some of our oldest cutlural vehicles thereby creating a resource tool and context for future initiatives.
From March 07 - November 07 Justin McKeown an artist, and researcher from Northern Ireland was invited to research and co-curate the Northern Irish Artist-Led initiatives.