Sculpture Dublin Commission | Kildonan Park Finglas

Sculpture Dublin aims to raise awareness of Dublin’s sculptural heritage and to commission new sculptures in parks and public spaces city-wide. It is a Dublin City Council initiative, developed by Parks and Landscape Services and the City Arts Office, and supported by the Hugh Lane Gallery and Visual Artists Ireland.

Dublin City Council will commission a public sculpture in each of the DCC administrative areas: North West, North Central, Central, South Central and South East. The commission for the North West Area will be developed as part of the planned redevelopment of Kildonan Park in Finglas West, Dublin 11.


Proposals are being sought through a two-stage, open competition for a new public art commission in Kildonan Park. Artists are invited to submit a proposal that responds to the development of Kildonan Park, specifically, and to the broader context of present-day Finglas. The proposal should set out an approach to the development of a sculpture for the park that will include local residents and communities in the making and thinking around what thefinal artwork might be.

Sculpture Dublin will work with Dublin City Council Culture Company, as a commissioning partner for this competition.

Please read the brief for further details about the commission, location and development.


The budget for the artwork is €100,000 incl VAT.

Site visit

A site visit for interested artists will take place at Kildonan Park, the proposed site of the commission, at 12 noon on 28 August 2020. The briefing will include a Q&A session, and will be filmed and posted on Vimeo.


A full artist's brief is available to download at:


The deadline for receipt of Stage One submissions is 12 noon, 11 September 2020.





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