Kingswood Community College Installation Team


Vlad Gurdis

Vlad is a facilitator, theatre maker and co-director of Freshly Ground Theatre based in Tallaght. He holds a B.A in Anthropology (Maynooth University) and M.A in Theatre Practice (University College Dublin), two passions he interweaves in making accessible, engaging and socially reflective work that encourages action towards a better future. Vlad has collaborated with Tallaght Community Arts (TCA) during the annual Unwrapped festival as well as multiple international arts exchanges (London, Coimbra, New York). He recently represented TCA in Belgium as part of Victoria Deluxe’s international The Art of Organising Hope project. Recent credits include director/performer in Play Apart as part of Crunniú na nÓg arts festival (Freshly Ground Theatre); performer/devising team in Ode to a Postcode (Freshly Ground Theatre, Dublin Fringe Festival 2019); performer/facilitator in Playhouse (Freshly Ground Theatre, Crunniú na nÓg).

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Cathal Dolan

Cathál Dolan is a twenty year old Tallaght based artist. He is an actor and filmmaker with experience in theatre since his early teen years, working on multiple projects with TCA whether that’s on set or on stage.

Cathál is a founder of Matchbox Productions, a film production company set up in Tallaght for the people of Tallaght to be a vocal voice and more for the community.

Cathál has worked on Unwrapped since 2016. Cathál's role in Unwrapped this year has been installing Window Art pieces in Kingswood Community College and Civic Theatre working closely with the rest of the Unwrapped’20 design and production team.

Muhammad Achour/ Architect, Director of Places of ARcture

Muhammad grew up in Aleppo, Syria, where he got bachelor's degree in architecture. works at DCU as a teaching assistant. During his masters studies at UCD 2016 he fell in love with the community engagement, so he founded Places of ARcture an Irish association aims to engage local communities with art and architecture. directed a serious of online events as part of the London festival of Architecture June 2020. A Founding member of Art Nomads, co-curator/ participant in the Virtual Art Exhibition "Imagine" June2020. Artist Residence of Mother tongues festival as a creative practitioner to develop their socially engaged practice.