Public Art and Schools

With the state’s ambitious School Building Programme, there are many very significant opportunities for schools and colleges to work with curators, producers and artists through the Per Cent for Art Scheme. Artworks are made specifically for the school context, can be in any artform, and often actively and creatively involve the students and staff. 

Selected examples:

Ludique - Aideen Barry, Gaelscoil Lios na nÓg, Ranelagh, Dublin
Curator - Cliodhna Shaffrey

School Play - Ronan McCrea, Castleknock Educate Together National School, Dublin
Curator - Ruairí Ó'Cuív

TracesFiona Coffey & Liz McMahon, Greystones Educate Together National School, Wicklow
Curator - Máire Davey

The Studio that has no roof - Donal Lally and Atsushi Kaga - Superprojects, Bracken Educate Together NS, Balbriggan
Curator - Cleo Fagan

Untitled - Maeve Clancy, St John the Baptist Boys NS, Belgrove, Clontarf
Curator - Aisling Prior

Gropina Revisited / Of Beasts, Boats and Things - Janet Mullarney, Cherry Orchard, St. Ultan's National School, Dublin
Curator - Ruairí Ó'Cuív

Quadrangle - Alan Meredith, Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock Dublin
Curator - Aisling Prior

Planting a Seed - Augustine O'Donoghue and Carol Anne Connolly, Coláiste Íde agus Iosef community college in Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick

We can fly - Anne Cleary & Denis Connolly, St. Dymphna's and St. Nicolas' Schools, Ballina, Mayo 


Learn more about the per cent for art scheme and how to go about commissioning a public art project.

Learn about the experiences of those who have been involved in public art projects. 



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