‘THEY DON’T SOW POTATOES’ is a sites variable series of  billboards commissioned by Living Art Projects (formally the Irish Exhibition of Living Art, founded in 1943) for the Diaspora public art project in Dublin in 1992.

The Diaspora Project is a long-term initiative in which artists of the Irish diaspora are commissioned to produce work which critically examines dislocation as a fundamental factor of both Irish social and cultural life and of contemporary cultural discourse in general.

The image on the billboard is of a Donegal homeless man (whom the artist befriended) living under a section of the M8 motorway that runs between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Read a review of the DIASPORA Project by artist Ken Hardy,  in the archive section of CIRCA Art Magazine at:


Project slideshow

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