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I used to like the phrase ?art in the public sphere? to describe what
public art could be. As catchphrases go it?s out of fashion now but still
valid.

By it I understand that it supports practice, meaning: it's whatever
you do as an artist, just placed in a more public context. My favourite
public art connects directly to the differently public world of the gallery
or museum, never dumbing down the work just because it has some different
notion of a greater audience to negotiate.

Alan Phelan is an artist, writer and curator. Visit Alan Phelans website here.

Read his insights and experiences on the public art process.

  • Definition by
  • Alan Phelan
  • 2008

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Commission Call, Colaiste Ghlor na Mara, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

25 May 2017

Application deadline: Thursday 6 July, 12 noon Coláiste Ghlór na Mara is an Irish language multi-denominational secondary school, located in a state...read this blog...

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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.

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