The Grey House was a site specific installation in a derelict house near Belturbet, Co Cavan in 1993-94. It was part of a 10 year series called "Marking the Land" which looked at cultural identity and the effects of migration and displacement.
The derelict house was rented from a farmer with the assistance of Cavan County Council. Through a public meeting and visits to schools, local people were invited to contribute objects and envelopes from anyone in their family who had emigrated. A collection point was also set up in the Post office.
The installation was intended as an ephemeral piece but lasted a year because of interest, both locally and nationally.
The project was greatly helped by the Cavan Arts Office and received some financial assistance from the Gulbenkian Foundation and Cavan County Council.