Turning the Collar, Rekindle

Thu, May 11, 2023

0:00 - 0:00

Rekindle, The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon

studio repair acts, co-founder, Teresa Dillon has been invited to be Common Knowledge’s inaugural artist-in-residency. Located in the beautiful surrounds of north Clare, Teresa will work the Common Knowledge’s to explore connections between and across our working interests. The residency also offers the opportunity to screen ‘Turning the Collar’ at the ReKindle Festival, Thur 11th and 14th May 2023.


Founded the same year as Repair Acts, in 2022, Common Knowledge believe that by coming together to share basic skills, create useful resources and connect as a community, we can bring more affordable, sustainable and joyful homes into all of our lives. Since it’s inception the organisation have gone from strength to strength, running a comprehensive programme of workshops and ‘Build School’ at their wonderful home base in Clare. Alongside ‘Build School’s’ the group have run projects, such as Homework – a pilot project that seeks to support communities to co-develop climate action toolkits and constructed the Tiny Home Project – an open-source tiny house design.

Rekindle – Festival of Lost Skills.
Every year, as part of their community offering Common Knowledge also run Rekindle – Festival of Lost Skills. Their 2023 programme featured skills including wool spinning, sugán chair making and water divination, in addition to blacksmithing, weaving, basket-making, foraging and lace-making.

Screening details
Turning the Collar, will be screened at The Courthouse Gallery & Studios, Ennistymon followed by Q+A, with Common Knowledge’s co-founder, Fionn Kidney and Teresa Dillon on Thur, 11th, 19.00. Further screenings of the documentary will be held on Sunday, 14th May as part of the main festival activities with screenings at 13.15 and 16.15 at the community centre, Ennistymon.