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Location: Balymun, Dublin, 2003-04.
In response to the large scale regeneration of an area called Ballymun on the outskirts of Dublin city, Rhona developed a project called ‘Home’ in collaboration with the Ballymun racing pigeon club and the residents of the tower blocks to be demolished. Hundreds of wishes were collected from local residents. These wishes were then attached to the legs of approx 300 homing pigeons and as an event the pigeons carrying the wishes on their legs, were released from the balconies of one of the tower blocks. The project created an opportunity for the residents to express individual emotional reactions and aspirations during this time of change.

Documentation of the project was presented as an exhibition in the Axis Arts Centre in 2004. The exhibition opening hosted a young pigeon auction. A book was also published documenting the process in 2004. 

This project was funded by the Artist in The Community Scheme, The Arts Council of Ireland administered by CREATE, Atelier David Smith, Speedi Snaps, Dublin City Council, Musgraves, Lisney and Sika Ireland.
Video documentation of the event. Filmed by John Paul Le Bon, John Paul Murphy, Conor Byrne, Corban 

Walker and Sean Hillen. Edited by Rhona Byne and Ciara Moore. 


Home the publication was designed by Atelier David Smith and Oran Day. It was awarded a gold

ICAD (Irish creative advertising and design) award and was also awarded an ‘Irish print 

award’ printed by Wood Print Craft.The publication represented Ireland in the Art Directors Club 

Europe ACDE awards.

Home. Lambda print edition by Rhona Byrne.
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