June 28, 2019

Open Call | Portrait Mural Celebrating Paddy Cole, Monaghan

Application deadline: Monday 29 July, 5pm.

Monaghan County Council are seeking a Preliminary Design of a portrait mural from artists, of all levels, experienced in producing similar works. The piece is to celebrate the achievements of Paddy Cole and his contribution to music, locally, and nationally. The Local Authority are seeking a portrait mural of Paddy Cole to be located on a wall, at Lake View, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.

The chosen artist will be responsible for the design and painting of the mural. The total budget available for the artwork is €8,500 (inclusive of VAT).

Brief: Advert-Paddy-Cole.pdf

Site Visit
To organise a time for a site visit, you can contact the engineer on (042) 966 1236 or email up to Wednesday, the 24th of July 2019. Site visits can be arranged anytime between 9:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

The location of the works will be on a gable wall of a property in the ownership of Monaghan County Council. Clink on the google map link to the building location (…) See image in artists brief.

The chosen Artist must be capable of completing the work by the 14th of September 2019.

Selection Panel
The Selection Panel will consist of representation from Arts section of Monaghan County Council, an independent professional artist, a close friend of Paddy Cole and representation from Castleblayney Regeneration Committee and Monaghan County Council. The Selection Panel will be open to representational / realistic or abstract interpretation for the Preliminary Design.


Applications should include:

1. Appendix A – Artists Details Form
2. Please provide details of up to 10 examples (minimum 3) of work in the public realm which are relevant and are complete. Hardcopy, CD or USB key accepted.
3. References from 2 completed works.
4. Images, visualisations, and or, computer generated graphics of the Preliminary Design.
5. Budget breakdown
6. Programme of works including a timeline for the work

Please note that all submissions should be posted in hard copy to:
Monaghan County Council,
Civic Offices,
Riverside Road,
Co. Monaghan,
A81 RY22.
Clearly marked: Paddy Cole Portrait Mural

All queries should be sent by email to

Open Call | Portrait Mural Celebrating Paddy Cole, Monaghan