Public art directory

This directory is an archive of selected public art projects which have been commissioned throughout Ireland, predominantly since the late 1990's, with the inclusion of some notable more historic 20th century works and of works made by Irish artists abroad. The directory currently contains over 250 public art projects. It aspires to present a broad range of diverse practices in many different contexts and social spaces.

 

Planting a Seed

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Augustine O'Donoghue and Carol Anne Connolly

 

Planting a Seed was a year long Per Cent for Art commission created for Coláiste Íde agus Iosef Community College in Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. The project was a collaboration between artists Augustine O'Donoghue and Carol Anne Connolly. The project aimed to link the school to a broader

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Voices of Memory

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Christina Kubisch

A riverside sound art installation at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens

Located along the banks of the River Liffey at the Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge, Dublin, Voices of Memory, is a contemporary sound artwork by internationally renowned artist Christina Kubisch. designed as a commemo...

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Quadrangle

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Alan Meredith

The proposed layout of a quadrangle by the school’s architect created an open and spacious centre-piece. The intention was to reinforce this space by developing the fourth side, as it was the only side with no buildings. A line of timber benches were set against the concrete planters to

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Revisions

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Julie Merriman

Revisions is a year-long public art commission by Julie Merriman. During this time Merriman engaged with staff in the Housing, Architects, Drainage, Roads and Engineering Departments who draw and use drawings as part their everyday work.

Merriman’s practice is focused on drawing and ex

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Traces

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Fiona Coffey & Liz McMahon

Traces makes reference to geology and archaeology and how they are interpreted in museums. The aim was that by using art materials, natural materials and age old techniques to explore themes of local geology and archaeology, the children, working with the artists, would gain a new interest

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Meeting House

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Tom Lane, Maeve Stone & Rory Grubb

The story of the 'Goodbody Family Legacy' in Clara was illustrated with a unique approach as members of the Clara Musical Society performed a specifically composed choral piece of music by Tom Lane. Friend’s Meeting House, their rehearsal space, was transformed with an elaborate yet functional ...

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Silent Journeys

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Ciaran Taylor

“Silent Journeys” is the second of a three part public art project by Offaly County Council called “Secrets of Offaly” which seeks to expose remarkable hidden stories and their origins in the county. One such story involved chronicling the work of silent film director Rex Ingram wh

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Notes on the (Microscopical) Character of Krakatoa

Notes on the (Microscopical) Character of Krakatoa - Image
Amanda Rice

Entitled “Notes on the (Microscopical) Character of Krakatoa” the interactive installation comprises, a research presentation and first public viewing of an interactive artwork composed of sound, video and sculpture. The viewer can expect to peer into a geometric sculptural object

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Dublin Ships

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Cliona Harmey

The artwork Dublin Ships was generated via a live electronic marine information system using AIS (Automatic Identification System). AIS tracks the locations of ships. The names of the most recently arrived and departed ships from Dublin Port were output to two large LED screens sited at the Scher...

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Sightless Cinema

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Ciarán Taylor & Rachel Ni Chuinn

Director/devisor Ciarán Taylor collaborated with sound artist and composer Rachel Ní Chuinn to work with blind and visually impaired participants to explore, devise, perform, record and present new radio drama. The aim was to create work which came from the aural experience of blind peop

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Upper Springfield Development Trust Public Art in the Community, Belfast

28 June 2017

Open Call Upper Springfield Development Trust Public Art in the Community Programme, Belfast Closing date for receipt of applications: Wednesday 19...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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