Public Art and Communities
Artists often work very successfully and meaningfully in community contexts, collaboratively developing art projects, and encouraging participation and creativity. These art commissions engage individuals and communities in new and challenging ways. The per cent for art scheme is particularly suited to this. Below are some examples of public art commissions where artists have worked collaboratively with communities of place and communities of interest.
The Boys of Foley Street - Anu Productions
Misneach: A Monumental Celebration of Youth - John Byrne
Portrayals- Jeanette Doyle
Creating The Common / The Unveiling - Clodagh Emoe
The Banshee Lives in the Handball Alley - Michael Fortune & Aileen Lambert
Farmfilm - Katie Lincoln
Signatures – Brian Maguire, Brian O'Connor & Dominic Thorpe
Hotel Ballymun - Seamus Nolan
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.