|Artist Name(s)||Katharine Lamb|
|Artwork title||Lucan Portrait|
|Context/Background||The second phase of In Context, 1999-2003, continued the accomplishments of the In Context 1 public art programme. Through In Context 2, South Dublin County Council, advised by consultants Artworking, delivered a diverse series of projects in a range of art forms. This provided both emerging and established artists with an opportunity to engage with the community and to incorporate art into the public domain in new and interesting ways.|
A 12 foot by 5 foot highly detailed stained glass light-box, installed in the entrance foyer to Lucan Library, took over nine months of intensive research and production and is a contemporary portrait of the people and the suburban and rural landscapes of one of Ireland's fastest growing satellite towns.
In Context 2 catalogue essay by Declan Long.
Katharine Lamb was born and lives in Dublin. She graduated in 1990 from NCAD, from the Faculty of Glass Design. Following this, over a period of fifteen years, she carried out many public and private stained glass commissions, most notably Grogans Portraits, Grogans Public House, Sth. William St, Dublin 2 (1993 & ’95), Lucan Portrait, Lucan Library, Co. Dublin (2001), Synchronised Parking Indicators, Boyne St, Dublin 2 (2004), a collaborative light sculpture.
Lamb returned to college and graduated in 2007 MA Fine Art, NCAD. Although she since works in the medium of drawing and video, Lamb continues to explore the subject of portraiture. She is particularly interested in the complexity of relationships and personality and the idiosyncrasies of thought and behaviour. Using actors, Lamb constructs narratives and sequences, which are ‘filmic’ reconstructions of fragments of specific encounters. She has exhibited in Projector, Gallery Four, Dublin (2009), Play, Draíocht, Dublin (2008), Tulca, Galway (2007), Group show, Galleri Barbara, Norway (2007), and The Square Root of Drawing, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios (2006).
|Commission Type||Local Authority|
|Commissioner Name||Aisling Prior & Jenny Haughton, of Artworking for South Dublin County Council|
|Commissioning process||Open competition: two stage selection process|
|Project commission dates||February 1, 2000 - June 27, 2001|
|Public Presentation dates||June 27, 2001 - January 1, 1970|
|Funded By||South Dublin County Council|
|Percent for art||Yes|
|Budget Range||35000 - 70000 euro|
|Project commission start date||01/02/2000|
|Project commission end date||27/06/2001|
|Location||Lucan Library, Co Dublin|
|Street Address||Newcastle Rd. Lucan|
|Content contributor(s)||Katharine Lamb|
|Relationship to project||Artist|
Stained glass workshops with groups from Youth Reach Lucan and Lucan Community College.
|Associated professionals / Specialists involved||
Aisling Prior, curator & Emily Jane Kirwan SDCC arts officer.
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.