Public art directory

This directory is an archive of selected public art projects which have been commissioned throughout Ireland, predominantly since the late 1990s, 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, many of which are funded under the Per Cent for Art Scheme. Featured projects aim to highlight the interrelationship between the artist and the artwork, the context and the public, through the presentation of diverse commissioning practices.

Reflectors

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David Beattie

Reflectors is a series of four individually engineered and cast terrazzo sculptures situated on a newly completed walkway adjacent to the River Dargle in Bray, County Wicklow. The sculptures or reflectors are sonic works that focus on the amplification of the existing ambient soundscapes of the r...

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One Hour Archive

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Louis Haugh

One Hour Archive (OHA) is a public art work by Louis Haugh in collaboration with Alice Fitzharris and The Tuesday Club. OHA asked the senior residents of Stonebatter to creatively engage in conversation about the lives they have lived throughout Stoneybatter’s rich social and economic histories...

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Your Seedling Language

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Adam Gibney

Your Seedling Language is a site-specific artwork by artist Adam Gibney created for St. Catherine’s National School in Rush, County Dublin. Curated by Jennie Guy, the commission was funded by the Department of Education and Skills and the Per Cent for Art Scheme

Launched in 2019, Your Se...

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DisPatch

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Becks Butler and Astid Newman and Ciara Roche

DisPatch is a pop-up post office installed in an empty shop front in Castle Street Enniscorthy over a four-day period in May 2019. It coincided with the Enniscorthy Strawberry Fair (31 May to 3 June 2019) and was open from 11am to 6pm daily.

The title of the project, DisPatch, is a play on...

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Folk Radio

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Tom Flanagan

Folk Radio is a public art project in the form of a new artist-led radio station based at X-PO in Kilnaboy, a village in the heart of the Burren community in Co. Clare, and is commissioned through Clare County Council’s Gaining Ground programme. Folk Radio engages the wider and existing communi...

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Ciarán Taylor

A site-specific promenade mask play without words, that the audience follow on a journey of imagination through five floors of the dlr LexIcon library, including its outdoor spaces.

Story: Cathal is an older man. His wife Angela has recently died. He finds her bag of library books a...

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Structural Symmetries

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Chris Wilson

Structural Symmetries is a permanent visual artwork by artist Chris Wilson. The Trinity St. James’s Cancer Institute sought funding and space for this artwork to commemorate the Irish involvement in discovering the BRCA 2 gene. The launch of the artwork marks the twenty-fifth year of the disco...

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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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Public Art Commission | International Appalachian Trail - Ulster American Folk Park

02 November 2020

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with National Museums NI invites expressions of interests from suitable qualified and experienced...More..

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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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