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September 19, 2018

Percent for Art Commission | Gaelscoil de hÍde, Ard na Mara, Oranmore, Co. Galway

Application deadline: Friday 16 November, 12 noon.

Gaelscoil de hÍde is a Gaelscoil (primary school) based in Oranmore, Co. Galway. They moved into their new school four years ago and they now live on the beautiful coastline of Co. Galway. The school’s ethos is Roman Catholic with 450 students. The school functions as a community in which Irish is the primary language.

Budget: €29,000
Artists Brief and Application Form here: Gaelscoil-De-hIde-Stage-1-Project-Brief-Application.pdf

Gaelscoil de hÍde’s Public Art Working Group have made the decision to commission an engaging Permanent Artwork (s) for the exterior space of their new school. The exterior artwork to embrace the following:
– The Irish Language and culture
– An artwork that is relevant now and will also grow with the students
– Child centred
– Their Coastline
– Their seasons
– Tactile / Interactive.

As part of this process it may be conceivable that the artist may engage with some or all pupils however this is not a prerequisite. Various approaches and levels of engagement are welcomed as part of this Per Cent for Art project. Collaborative partnerships are also welcome, should artists wish to partner with another artist for this project.

Fluency in the Irish language is not a requirement to be considered for this commission, however, the artist(s), the process and final artworks should be cognisant of and sympathetic to the central role of the Irish language and culture in the school and the school’s identity.

The selection process will take the form of a Two Stage Open Competition. Stage 2 short listed artists will be paid a concept development fee of €200 to work on a detailed proposal for final selection. A Stage 2 brief will be available to shortlisted artists and a site visit is expected at this stage.

The Selection Panel will consist of two / three members of the Public Art Working Group and two Professional Artists and will be chaired by the Curator / Project Manager.

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


Percent for Art Commission | Gaelscoil de hÍde, Ard na Mara, Oranmore, Co. Galway