Hotel Ballymun


Seamus Nolan


From 31st March to the 27th of April 2007 the top floor of the Clarke Tower, one of the last remaining tower blocks in Ballymun, opened its doors to the public in the form of a unique short stay hotel. Artist Seamus Nolan was commissioned by Breaking Ground, the Ballymun Regeneration per cent for art scheme, to undertake a new work in this changing suburb of Dublin.

Introduction by Aisling Prior, and essays by Ellen Rowley, Mark Garry and Daniel Seery this publication documents the hugely successful Hotel Ballymun public art work by artist Seamus Nolan. With over 150 full colour images of the specially produced boutique furniture, artists installations, performers, participants and guests this book is a testament to the value and importance of such temporal works.

Also included with book is a DVD titled Hotel Ballymun, produced and directed by Hilary Fennell, a Breaking Ground commission, duration 12 mins 23 secs

Writers: Ellen Rowley, Mark Garry, Daniel Seery

Editor: Aisling Prior

Publisher: Breaking Ground, Ballymun Regeneration Ltd Art Commissions Programme 2008


Full Colour Illustrations

48 pages

210 mm x 210 mm

ISBN: 978-0-9557386-0-9

Funder/Commissioner: Breaking Ground

Available from: Breaking Ground and selected gallery shops around the country

Price: €10



Commission Call, Colaiste Ghlor na Mara, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

25 May 2017

Application deadline: Thursday 6 July, 12 noon Coláiste Ghlór na Mara is an Irish language multi-denominational secondary school, located in a this blog...

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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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