The 20 minute ‘Once Is Too Much’ documentation film describes the process behind the making of the exhibition which was part of a wider community based response to violence against women in the Inchicore area of Dublin. The wider project involved a training programme and workshops on domestic violence for people who lived and worked in the area. This approach was initiated by local community development project the Family Resource Centre(FRC), St Michael’s Estate led by Rita Fagan. With support from the Education and Community Department at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) and head curator Helen O’Donoghue a committed group of 17 local women linked to the IMMA Artists Work Programme (ARP) in 1995. The group first worked with the Canadian artist Rochelle Rubinstein Kaplan on a fabric printing project about domestic violence. This process grew throughout 1996 and 1997 when artists Joe Lee, Rhona Henderson and later Ailbhe Murphy came on board to work with the group on the eleven multi media artworks that were featured in the ‘Once Is Too Much’ exhibition. The film describes this process and explains the ideas behind the artworks using voice over and interviews. The interviewees include; Rita Fagan Anita Koppenhoffer, Marion Keogh, Breda Owens and Ann Marie Brennan. The film also includes actuality from St Michael’s Estate, the installation and exhibition at IMMA.