Public art operates in the terrain between the private and the political, the term public may apply to any process or forum of mediation between the individuals and the social structure in which the individual exists.

A negotiation between the articulation of personal and collective identity, art which engages with the notion of the public might begin to question or activate the subject and the subjective response to these relative notions of publicness, history, community, identity and meaning.Making the activity of personal and community identity formation public, creating spaces or structures where the private might interact with respond to and articulate the formation of identity within the public realm.

Seamus Nolan is a visual artist based in Dublin.

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Commission Call - Muire Gan Smál Presentation Primary, Castleisland

09 June 2017

Muire Gan Smál Presentation Primary, Castleisland, Public Art Committee intend to commission a permanent artwork for our school under the Per 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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