Eile Project

︎ The Territories of Eile
︎ Eile / Lobster
︎ Eile and the Bog
︎  Publications / Events

Myths for a Wetlands Imaginary
︎ Walthamstow Wetlands
︎ Shire Brook Valley / Woodhouse

Atmospheric States
︎ Aer Anála (Architecture at the Edge)
︎ Samhail Collective


︎ Self-Organisation Against Injustice
︎ Eile Project

a place of their own is the art + spatial research practice of Paula McCloskey and Sam Vardy. Through art and spatial practice, we interrogate and propose within entanglements of climate, capital, technology and politics. We operate as a collective, a couple, with our children, and through collaborations with others.

About and Contact


a place of their own is the art+spatial research practice of Paula McCloskey (Republic of Ireland) and Sam Vardy (UK). 

Our transdisciplinary, collaborative, research projects critically investigate entanglements of geopolitics, art, and the climate crises, through an intersectional, anti-colonial approach and feminist praxis.  We are interested in the collaborative creation of new imaginaries, and have co-produced site-specific performances and installations, videos and publications concerning borders, wetlands, geopower, extraction, kinship and ecology.

Our work has been shown in Ireland, Europe, thge UK & US, and was included  in the ASEF culture360 Creative Responses to Sustainability, UK Green Guide 2021.   

Dr Paula McCloskey is an artist, artistic researcher and teacher, currently Researcher, School of Arts, Derby University, UK.  Her transdisciplinary, collaborative research in contemporary art practice, critical theory and social engagement sits at the intersections of art, geopolitics/climate and maternity/kinship.

Dr Sam Vardy is Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, exploring spatial politics and possible worlds between art and architecture and the alternate practices of architecture they might reveal. 

a place of their own
Performance walk as part of Myths for a Wetlands Imaginary, London, 2019


Paula McCloskey 
e: paula_at_aplaceoftheirown_dot_org

Sam Vardy
e: sam_at_aplaceoftheirown_dot_org