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“the salt bitter sweet sea"

“the salt bitter sweet sea" - Image
The Food Thing

This banquet was an artwork that explored ideas and images of seafaring and food in the era of the tall ships. Combining food and various artworks, the meal sought to change perceptions of the age of sail and its impact on such things as sugar, Irish slavers and the taste for spices.

The work to...

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Units of Potential

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Alice Rekab

A large-site specific installation on the facade of the new Lir Academy building on Pearse St, Dublin 2 comprising of a series of bright green spheres and hemispheres which appear to be bubbling out from the building.

 “This sculpture speaks to the curious relationship between a...

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A Very Grand Canal

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Geraldine O' Reilly, Eugene O'Brien, Veronica Nicholson, Las Cosa Preziosa, Wayne Brennan & Mixed Bag Media

A Very Grand Canal is a collection of artistic responses to the Grand Canal commissioned by Offaly County Council through the per cent for arts scheme. Three projects were chosen.

• A series of eight prints depicting the history and legacy of the Grand Canal 
by Geraldine O'Reilly.


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Drift - Image
Mark Garry & Sean Carpio

This project involved an outdoor performance and a separate film work. The performance and filming took place in a natural amphitheatre called “Horseshoe Bay” on Sherkin Island which is located off the coast of West Cork in Ireland.   

This work was entitled “Drift’ and in...

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Landmark Public Art

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Ian Wilson, Aideen Barry, Fionnuala Hanahoe, Jennifer Brady, Elaine Griffin, The Performance Corporation, Cleary Connolly & Rob & Matt Vale

A series of commissions including two permanent artworks commissions, two temporary commissions, a residency project and two bursary programmes for emerging artists were developed  as part of the project. Briefs were prepared and advertised in 2010, with a well attended site visit taking pla...

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Schoolwork - Image
Blaise Smith

Schoolwork is the result of a per cent for art commission for Presentation College, Carlow. Blaise Smith (ARHA) worked as artist in residence in the school, from Sept 2011 to June 2012 where he made a series of 20 oil paintings from life.


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Scoil Grainne

Scoil Grainne - Image
Beth O'Halloran

Beth O'Halloran made an installation of floor to ceiling paintings of a forest at dawn for the foyer of the newly built Scoil Ghrainne Community NS, Phibblestown, Dublin 15 under a County Dublin VEC per cent for art scheme. Commissioned in 2010 she completed the work in early 2011. These very lar...

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Crann an Óir

Crann an Óir - Image
Éamonn O'Doherty

Crann an Óir (Tree of Gold) was commissioned by the Central Bank of Ireland to mark Dublin's year as European City of Culture in 1991. The work is comprised of a formalised tree in gilded bronze surrounded by a sectioned building in Wicklow granite.  The tree symbolises growth under careful...

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The Spire of Dublin

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Ian Ritchie Architects

120 metres high and 3 metres in diameter at the base, the stainless steel monument was designed by Ian Ritchie Architects (London) and rises above O’Connell Street. Ritchie has explained that he polished pattern at its base "can be read as mirrored seas or lakes or, conversely, a...

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The Children of Lir

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Oisín Kelly

Kelly’s work is made of copper bronze and depicts the four figures of the children (Of Lir), and four swans: according to the legend the children were transformed into swans for 300 years. 

A plaque next to the statue carries the words:

“In the darkness of despair we saw a vi...

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