The Poulnabrone Bouncy Dolmen
|Artist Name(s)||Jim Ricks|
|Artwork title||The Poulnabrone Bouncy Dolmen|
The Poulnabrone Bouncy Dolmen by Jim Ricks is a monumental inflatable sculpture designed for members of the public, of all ages, to interact with. The artwork will be touring venues around the Aughty Region of County Galway during the spring of 2011. This is supported by Galway County Council.
It was essential that the delivery of the tour stick to the concepts and integrity of the sculpture itself. As such, it was the artist's goal to tour The Poulnabrone Bouncy Dolmen "in an accessible, witty, and visually arresting way." In keeping with the project's intention of combining icons of past and present, the success of the piece and its dissemination resided somewhere in the territory between suburban backyard entertainment and the mystique of ancient Ireland embodied in a megalithic tomb tourist destination.
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Born in California, Jim Ricks received his MFA from the National University of Ireland, Galway and Burren College of Art programme and his BFA from the California College of the Arts.
|Commission Type||Local Authority|
|Commissioner Name||Galway County Council Arts Office|
|Commissioning process||Part of a curated programme|
|Project commission dates||June 1, 2010 - October 1, 2010|
|Public Presentation dates||April 1, 2011 - June 1, 2011|
|Art Practice||Arts Participation|
|Funded By||Galway County Council|
|Percent for art||Yes|
|Budget Range||0 - 10000 euro|
|Project commission start date||01/06/2010|
|Project commission end date||01/10/2010|
|Location||The Aughty region of Southeast Galway|
|Content contributor(s)||Jim Ricks|
|Relationship to project||Artist|
Residents of the Aughty region
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.