|Artist Name(s)||Caroline McCarthy|
Windowall is a temporary public art project by artist Caroline McCarthy, commissioned for Letterkenny by Donegal County Council and Letterkenny Town Council, and funded through the Department of Environment's Per Cent for Art Scheme. In this case the capital project was the Letterkenny Water Treatment Scheme.
Born in Dublin in 1971, Caroline McCarthy grew up in Dundalk. She completed a BA in Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design in 1994, before receiving a postgraduate Scholarship from The Arts Council of Ireland to complete a Masters Degree in Fine Art at Goldsmith College, London in 1998. Recipient of the first AIB Young Artist Award in 2001, she completed a solo exhibition at Temple Bar Gallery in May 2002 which is accompanied by a catalogue of the artist's work to date. Following that Caroline has had solo exhibitions in New York and London and her work is included in a number of prestigious collections including The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Arts Council of Ireland and AIB.
|Commission Type||Local Authority|
|Commissioner Name||Donegal County Council|
|Commissioning process||Limited Competition|
|Project commission dates||November 1, 2001 - October 1, 2004|
|Public Presentation dates||October 2, 2004 - October 30, 2005|
|Partners||Donegal Co Co, Arts Office, Traolach O Fioannan Artworking, Aisling Prior and Jenny Haughton Property owners and dwellers|
|Funded By||Donegal County Council|
|Percent for art||Yes|
|Budget Range||35000 - 70000 euro|
|Project commission start date||01/11/2001|
|Project commission end date||01/10/2004|
|Location||Six gable end walls in Letterkenny|
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Irish Permanent TSB, Letterkenny
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.