Public art directory

This directory is an archive of selected public art projects which have been commissioned throughout Ireland, predominantly since the late 1990's, with the inclusion of some notable more historic 20th century works and of works made by Irish artists abroad. The directory currently contains over 250 public art projects. It aspires to present a broad range of diverse practices in many different contexts and social spaces.

 

Pathway

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Catherine Fanning and Brigitta Varadi

PATHWAY is a collaborative art commission between residents of Nazareth Village and artists Catherine Fanning and Brigitta Varadi.  

Twelve sculptural ceramic artworks have been designed and made for the grounds of the Vil

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Tir Saile Residency Project

Tir Saile Residency Project - Image
Gareth Kennedy

The project explores a critical play with material, place, trace and legacy in Carrow Teigue and surrounds. Research visits to national museums and archives holding archaeological and folkloric material relating to Erris have been supplemented with on the ground meetings with inhabita

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The studio that has no roof

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Donal Lally and Atsushi Kaga

The studio that has no roof is an integrated garden, artwork and workshop programme commission; at Bracken Educate Together NS, Balbriggan, County Dublin.

It has three principal aspects:

The first is a garden created by architect Donal Lall

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Planting a Seed

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Augustine O'Donoghue and Carol Anne Connolly

 

Planting a Seed was a year long Per Cent for Art commission created for Coláiste Íde agus Iosef Community College in Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. The project was a collaboration between artists Augustine O'Donoghue and Carol Anne Connolly. The project aimed to link the school to a broader

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Voices of Memory

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Christina Kubisch

A riverside sound art installation at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens

Located along the banks of the River Liffey at the Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge, Dublin, Voices of Memory, is a contemporary sound artwork by internationally renowned artist Christina Kubisch. designed as a commemo...

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Quadrangle

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Alan Meredith

The proposed layout of a quadrangle by the school’s architect created an open and spacious centre-piece. The intention was to reinforce this space by developing the fourth side, as it was the only side with no buildings. A line of timber benches were set against the concrete planters to

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Revisions

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Julie Merriman

Revisions is a year-long public art commission by Julie Merriman. During this time Merriman engaged with staff in the Housing, Architects, Drainage, Roads and Engineering Departments who draw and use drawings as part their everyday work.

Merriman’s practice is focused on drawing and ex

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Traces

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Fiona Coffey & Liz McMahon

Traces makes reference to geology and archaeology and how they are interpreted in museums. The aim was that by using art materials, natural materials and age old techniques to explore themes of local geology and archaeology, the children, working with the artists, would gain a new interest

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Meeting House

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Tom Lane, Maeve Stone & Rory Grubb

The story of the 'Goodbody Family Legacy' in Clara was illustrated with a unique approach as members of the Clara Musical Society performed a specifically composed choral piece of music by Tom Lane. Friend’s Meeting House, their rehearsal space, was transformed with an elaborate yet functional ...

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Silent Journeys

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Ciaran Taylor

“Silent Journeys” is the second of a three part public art project by Offaly County Council called “Secrets of Offaly” which seeks to expose remarkable hidden stories and their origins in the county. One such story involved chronicling the work of silent film director Rex Ingram wh

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Pathway

Nazareth Housing Association provides independent living houses for individuals and couples who are 65 and over and on the Sligo County Council housing list.  Nazareth Village is comprised of 48 houses in a garden setting.  The Village was financed as a public-private partnership between Nazareth Housing Association and Sligo County Council with funding from the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.  

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