October 9, 2018

Commission | The Dubline, Dublin City Council and Failte Ireland, Dublin 8

The closing date for Stage 1: Thursday 29 November, 12.00 pm.

Dublin City Council and Fáilte Ireland have initiated this commission to attract visitors to explore the Dubline tourist trail from High Street to Kilmainham and to explore the rich history and heritage of the Liberties while reflecting on the vibrant communities of residents, businesses and industry along the route. This invitation is intended to give scope for creative and imaginative responses to the Brief.

The commissioned artwork or artworks will have to be in place or available on a permanent basis or for at least ten years. This leaves opportunity for visual art and sculptural response to the invitation but also gives scope to provide artworks through digital media platforms. The proposal must also take into consideration the issue of Health and Safety and in particular avoid proposals which could be considered a ’slip or trip’ hazard.

As the intention of the commission is primarily to explore the Dubline, consideration should be given to the rich layers of archaeology, history, and heritage in the Liberties but also the active communities along the route which contribute to the vibrant culture of the area.

The value of the commission is €55,000 including VAT. This amount is fully inclusive of all costs including fees to the artist, any necessary research, production/realisation, insurance, documentation and VAT.

Artists Brief HERE: The_DUBLINE_Commission_Brief_Final.pdf

This is a two stage open competition for artists or interdisciplinary groups interested in submitting proposals. Once all submissions have been received and reviewed, up to five artists or groups will be shortlisted and invited to make a detailed proposal.

Short-listed artists will be paid an honorarium of €1,000 for completing the stage 2 submission / application process.

The final selection will be undertaken by a panel including:
 Representatives of South Central Area
 Representatives of Fáilte Ireland
 Public Art Manager
 Two external art experts (curator and/or artist)

A Briefing Session will take place on Tuesday, 16 October 2018 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm at Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 8. The Briefing Session includes presentations intended to give context and stimulate thought about the commissioning opportunity:
Mark Rowlette: Fáilte Ireland – The Dubline Tourist Route
Cathy Scuffil: Local Historian – Heritage and History
Cllr Rebecca Moynihan: Dublin City Councillor – The Living Liberties
Valerie Connor: Curator – Approaches to Public Art

Free event, register here:…

Submissions should be in marked ‘Liberties Art Commission and delivered to: Public Art Manager, Dublin City Council, The Arts Office, The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1. Email submissions will not be accepted.

Commission | The Dubline, Dublin City Council and Failte Ireland, Dublin 8