For my madeinroath 2015 project, I gave the £300 artist’s commission to a member of the public.
The artwork is comprised of the process leading up to the giving of the boon, and the money itself.
Thirty-two people applied for the £300 by email, and their applications were printed out for madeinroath’s ROADBLOCK event. Visitors to the event were able to vote for the applicant they wanted the money to go to by sticking small hearts on the printed emails.
Voting stopped at 5pm on Saturday 17th October and the applicant who had the most public support was announced the next day. The money enabled the applicant to visit their dying father in their home country. He sadly passed away within a few weeks.