Public art commission | John Tyndall | Leighlinbridge County Carlow

Carlow County Councils Public Art Working Group wish to commission an artist to develop a public art work that marks the life’s work of John Tyndall.

Tyndall was a nineteenth-century climate scientist, educator and mountaineer born in Leighlinbridge, County Carlow. The permanent artistic feature will sensitively represent the pioneering work of John Tyndall in the designated location of his birthplace Leighlinbridge and be sited in close proximity to or in the Garden of Remembrance. Artists should consider the key linkage of John Tyndall to the current climate crisis, and the educational awareness Tyndall introduced to the world. 

Please read the brief for further details about the commission


The budget is €98,000, this is to cover design, supply and installation of art works, inclusive of all associated costs including VAT.

Deadline (Stage one)

12 noon 4 March 2021


This is a two-stage application process. Stage two artists will receive €500 towards the cost of developing proposals. For further information regarding the commission, and to download a copy of the brief please click on the following link (PDF, 0.6KB).





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