|Artist Name(s)||Katharine Lamb & Sean Hillen|
|Artwork title||Parking Indicators|
|Context/Background||In 2004, Lamb was invited by Dublin City Council as recommended by the Architects Elliot Maguire Landers, to carry out a public art commission at the car park of Boyne St. apartment complex. She in turn invited artist Sean Hillen to work on the project with her. After consultation with the residents it was decided to do a project in relation with parking and situated on the viaduct wall.|
The work consists of twenty eight custom built outdoor wall lights, one per parking bay. The lights make a slow continuous ripple change of colour, these are randomly selected by built in microcontroller. Internally the lights are installed with red, green and blue leds, making hundreds of potential colours through optical mixing. The result is an ever-changing pattern of coloured lights.
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||Dublin City Council|
|Commissioning process||Direct invitation|
|Funded By||Dublin City Council|
|Percent for art||Yes|
|Budget Range||35000 - 70000 euro|
|Location||Boyne Street Apartments|
|Street Address||Boyne St, Dublin 2|
|Content contributor(s)||Katharine Lamb|
|Relationship to project||Artist|
Discussion with local residents
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.