• New writing for publicart.ie
    Memorial to the Victims of Abuse while in Residential Care. thumbnail
    by Joanne Laws. November 2013

    Discusses; Monuments. Memorials. Selection Processes. Studio Negri and Henessy. NJBA. Seamus Nolan. OPW. Critical reception. 

  • New writing for publicart.ie
    What are we? thumbnail
    by Nathalie Weadick

    Temporary Architecture; Redefining Art; Redefining Architecture; Anthony Vidler; Balance of Power; Users and creators of the built environment; Gor...

  • New writing for publicart.ie
    Examples of Artist-led Commissioning in Ireland thumbnail
    by Megs Morley

    artist-led, commissioning, socially engaged, site specific, Ground Up, Fiona Woods, X-PO, Deidre O'Mahony, Gareth Kennedy, Carol Anne Connolly, Ali...

  • New writing for publicart.ie
    For Whom? thumbnail
    by Alice Lyons

    The heart of public art is relational.  But what is a public?  Alice Lyons recounts her thinking about the 'multiplicity of publics' refl...

  • New writing for publicart.ie
    Public Art: Memory and Tradition thumbnail
    by Gemma Tipton

    Mounuments and Memorials; Cultural Tourism; Equestrian Statues; The O' Connell Monument, Dublin;  The Spire; Minimalism; Jochen Gerz, Monument...

  • New writing for publicart.ie
    Structure And Sculpture thumbnail
    by Jim Mansfield

    What artists need to be aware of when engaging an engineer; stresses and foundations; withstanding forces - wind, water; stability and equilibrium,...

  • New writing for publicart.ie
    Regeneration & City Development  - Public & Socially Engaged Art thumbnail
    by Tara Byrne. November 2013

    Discusses; Regeneration. Instrumentalisation. Public/Private space. Breaking Ground, Ballymun, Dublin. National Sculpture Factory, Cork. Upsta...

  • New writing for publicart.ie
    Public Art in Ireland- Legacy and the Future - a personal view thumbnail
    by Gaynor Seville. May 2013

    A personal overview written by Mayo County Council public art co-ordinator, Gaynor Seville on her beliefs with regard to the value of art comm...

  • New writing for publicart.ie
    The Food Thing thumbnail
    by Jeanette Doyle. May 2013

    'The food thing' is an ongoing, open-ended, collaborative project which emer...

  • The Aesthetics of Witnessing: A Conversation with Alfredo Jaar thumbnail
    by Patricia C Philips

    Discussed; Song, African music, New York, Angola, civil war, Rwanda, history, visual poetics, reading research, disparate economies, Giuseppe Ungar...

  • Public Art: An Expanded Field thumbnail
    by Ailbhe Murphy

    The shift in the traditional cycle of commissioning and production; the  expanded arena for public art; complex institutional frameworks; rela...

  • New writing for publicart.ie
    Mapping Memories thumbnail
    by Gemma Tipton

    Discussed: Amaptocare and the National Memory Grove projects in Ballymun reflecting on the differences between price, cost and value; Jochen Gerz; ...

  • Some practices of in-between thumbnail
    by Fiona Woods

    Some practices of in-between considers a number of current art and architectural practices that engage with the in-between as a site of prod...

  • In Search of the Public  thumbnail
    by Fiona Woods

    The question of art’s encounter with its various publics is a vexed one. Art practices that are oriented towards the social have generated a whol...

  • Art in Slack Spaces thumbnail
    by Annette Moloney

    Discussed: Slack Spaces, Creative Limerick Initiative, Simon Sheikh, publics, counter-publics, the Celtic Tiger, Exchange Dublin, Richard Florida, ...

  • International correspondence
    Peanutz Architekten Profiled thumbnail
    by Vagabond Reviews

    Discussed: Design, housing, public space, private space, laboratory, TUNING, Umberto Eco, advice-giving, cats, weddings, urban software, 1:1 scale,...

  • The non metropolitan as a site of resistance thumbnail
    by Fiona Woods

    The non-metropolitan; a site of resistance (Text based on a talk given by Fiona Woods at

  • In the Place of the Public Sphere? Or, the World in Fragments  thumbnail
    by Simon Sheikh

    Discussed; spectatorship, private sphere, fragmentation, agonism, Jürgen Habermas, Counter-publics, participatory models, Oskar Negt, Alexander Kl...

  • The Politics of the centre  thumbnail
    by James Merrigan

    Discussed: Localness, Bourriaud, Liam Gillick, art-market politics, Altermodern, in betweenness, Alan Phelan, Star Trek, NCAD, 'radicant' artists, ...

  • Location Location thumbnail
    by Claire Doherty

    Coming of age, Charles Esche, Vasif Kortun, Istanbul, Liverpool, Lewis Briggs, City as research subject, Hal Forster, participant, viewer, collabor...

  • Commemorative Public Art thumbnail
    by Lisa Moran

    The Austrian historian Robert Musil noted, 'there is nothing in this world as invisible as a monument'. Despite their commemorative rhethoric, memo...

  • International correspondence
    Stroom Den Haag Profiled  thumbnail
    by Vagabond Reviews

    Design Academy Eindhoven, architecture, urban environment, Cyprien Gaillard, lectures, debates and libraries, James Turrell, Platform for Architect...

  • Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics thumbnail
    by Claire Bishop

    Discusses: Laboratory, White Cube, Maria Lind, wilful instability, Nicolas Bourriaud, Relational Aesthetics, work-in-progress, being at the vanguar...



Commission Call Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

16 August 2017

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum, invite proposals for a commission focusing on the creation of new work through...read this blog...

more opportunities

Focus On



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.

more about this article