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June 11, 2019

Per Cent for Art Commission | O’Moore Park Roundabout, Laois County Council

Deadline for Stage 1: Friday 9 August, 12 noon.

Laois County Council is commissioning a permanent public art / sculpture under the Per Cent for Art scheme for the Roundabout entering Portlaoise at O’Moore Park on the Abbeyleix Road from exit 17 off the M7 Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

As a gateway into Portlaoise, this permanent public art / sculpture should capture the essence of Portlaoise, it’s history and current cultural themes for it’s local population, visitors and people undertaking business in the town.

Budget €71,000
Artists Brief: -Roundabout.pdf

Artists are invited to express their interest in being considered for this project at the first stage of this commission. Artists may do this by completing the application form and submission of a CV and images / details of recent relevant works / projects.

Stage 2
From the completed Stage 1 applications; a shortlist of artists will be selected by the selection panel. This panel, whose decision is final, has the right to clarify any issue which may arise in the course of selection. Stage 2 short listed artists will be paid a concept development fee of €250 for their work in preparation of a detailed proposal for final selection.
A Stage 2 brief to include subjects of interest will be available to shortlisted artists and a site visit is expected at this stage.

Selection Panel:
The Selection Panel will consist of two / three members of the Portlaoise Public Art Committee, two Professional Artists and will be chaired by the Curator / Project Manager.

Project Delivery Timeline:
It is anticipated that the project would commence during 2019 and be completed by summer, 2020. The artist should demonstrate their ability to fulfil this timeframe. The final timeline will be agreed with the commissioned artist at contract stage.

Applicants can make enquiries regarding the commission to Rina Whyte, email rinawhyte@yahoo.com or by telephone + 353 87 238 9591.


Per Cent for Art Commission | O’Moore Park Roundabout, Laois County Council