|Artist Name(s)||Corban Walker|
|Context/Background||Breaking Ground, Ballymun per cent for art commission programme.|
Commissioned by Breaking Ground, the Ballymun Regeneration Per Cent for Art programme, Corban Walker was asked to address the vast interior atrium of the Civic Centre in Ballymun. Struck by the enormous scale of this space, he made a work in dazzling blue and green LED lights, which ‘stitches’ two walls together; creating the illusion of bringing two corners of the atrium nearer to each other. Zip's, playful op-art qualities, which reference Brigid Reilly and Dan Flavin, wittily animate and illuminate the vast atrium space of the busy Civic Centre in Ballymun.
This project was curated by Aisling Prior. Commission assistant, Sheena Barrett.
Corban Walker (b. 1967, Dublin, Ireland) is known for his installations, sculptures, and drawings that relate to perceptions of scale and architectural constructs. His local, cultural, and specific philosophies of scale are fundamental to how he defines and develops his work, creating new means for viewers to interact and navigate their surroundings.
|Commission Type||Regeneration Agency|
|Commissioner Name||Aisling Prior for Breaking Ground|
|Commissioning process||Open competition|
|Project commission dates||February 20, 2002 - November 20, 2005|
|Percent for art||Yes|
|Budget Range||70000 - 150000 euro|
|Project commission start date||20/02/2002|
|Project commission end date||20/11/2005|
|Location||Ballymun Civic Centre, Main St, Ballymun, Dublin 9|
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.