|Artist Name(s)||Eileen MacDonagh|
|Artwork title||Tallaght X|
Eileen Mac Donagh's Tallaght X sculpture, installed in Library Square, is constructed of four 10 rectangular stainless steel trunks that tilt and lean against each other and turn at an angle about three quarters of the way up, forming a abstract X shape. Their geometric shape and scale echo the forms of the buildings that surround the sculpture. The square is bordered by County Library and a number of large retail and residential blocks, constructed as part of the major development of Tallaght from early 2000. The top half is striped; where parallel lines of are polished to a mirror like surface that partially reflect the square around.
Eileen MacDonagh was born in Sligo and has worked as a sculptor since the early 1980s. Her work has featured in many exhibitions, both in Ireland and abroad, including shows in Portugal, Scotland, India and Japan. Eileen has both organised and participated in many International symposia; her work is included in numerous collections, such as the OPW, Kilkenny and Cork County Councils, Marlay Park, Dublin and Tawara Newtown, Osaka, Japan.
|Commission Type||Private Commission|
|Commissioning process||Direct commission|
|Budget Range||250000 + euro|
|Content contributor(s)||Eileen MacDonagh|
|Relationship to project||Artist|
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.