Public Art and Health Care Settings

Through the per cent for art scheme the health sector has become an important commissioner of artworks and art projects in Ireland. Commissioned artists are encouraged to respond to issues of health and recovery in insightful and sensitive ways. Art projects in hospitals and health care settings often actively involve the participation of staff and patients.

Selected examples:

The Lost Children - Marie Brett

The Family Portrait - Debbie Chapman

SKY 1-32 - Michael Durand

Subaquatic Dublin - Paul Gregg

Life Blood – Cathy Henderson



Per Cent for Art Commission | Carrigabruise National School, Cavan

13 April 2017

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 24 May, 12 noon. Under the Per Cent for Art Scheme, Carrigabruise National School wishes to commission new...More..

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Greystones Educate Together National School appointed a voluntary committee with relevant expertise to oversee the per cent for art commissioning process. An external curator, Máire Davey, was appointed specifically for her expertise in working in a highly collaborative way as meaningful involvement from the students and school was viewed as central to the process. The procurement route chosen was limited invited competition.

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