Application deadline: 9 February 2018
Outlining a unique opportunity for national and international artists to develop a proposal for a Wicklow County Council Per Cent for Art Scheme commission for the linear walkway beginning at the Fran O’Toole Bridge, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland.
This commission presents a challenging and exciting opportunity to deliver a new site-specific artwork. Wicklow County Council are seeking proposals for an imaginative, contemporary work to engage the public, sited within a new civic amenity that has been developed as part of the Flood Defence Scheme.
The budget available to the successful artist or team for the project will be €65,000.
The selection process will take the form of a one stage competition. The selection panel will be comprised of: Tim Austens (Landscape Architect), Liam Bourke (Senior Executive Engineer, Wicklow Co. Council), Des O’Brien (Wicklow Co. Council), Ruairi Ó Cuív (Public art consultant), Jennie Guy (Curator / Project Manager), Eilís Lavelle, (Curator / Project Manager), Jacquie Moore (OPW), Aisling Prior (Public art consultant) and an independent artist.
There will be a site visit on 12th January 2018 from 11am until 12pm followed by a meeting in Bray Municipal Buildings from 12:15pm to 1:15pm. This meeting will give interested parties an opportunity to visit the site and ask questions to a selection of Wicklow County Council staff and curators, Jennie Guy and Eilís Lavelle, who are project managing the commission on behalf of the County Council.
Proposals to be submitted in soft-copy to the curators via email and in hard copy delivered to:
Eilís Lavelle/ Jennie Guy
c/o Wicklow County Arts Office,
Per Cent for Art Commission | Fran O’Toole Bridge, Bray, Wicklow