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Donaghmore Village Public Art

Deadline: April 30, 2015, 12:00 pm

DDCA seeks expressions of interest from experienced and suitably qualified artists or design teams in developing a new public artwork.

The DDCA and Donaghmore Community will be at the heart of this project and the selected artist/artist team must demonstrate how they will work with the community to develop a sense of ownership / pride in the piece & the environment and most importantly help create a shared space for all. Therefore the artist/artist team must also outline the approach they will take to engage and work with the local community and showcase the successful project.

The project seeks to develop a legacy artwork reflecting the group’s journey towards building peace within their community through the medium of art. The artwork should be interactive and celebrate their shared heritage and culture and will be displayed in a shared public space in the village as a reminder that we are now in an era of the “new” Northern Ireland that embraces all cultures and traditions.

The Building Peace through the Arts – Re-Imaging Communities Programme themes are community cohesion, regeneration through the arts, positive relations at the local level, peace and reconciliation, connecting communities.
As a first phase of the project the group developed a local steering group to help manage the process.  Artist Angela Ginn was recruited to carry out creative community consultation with a wide range of stakeholders in the community.  She presented a report containing her findings to the steering group including possible themes and potential site locations for the proposed artwork.  The steering group agreed History & Heritage as the theme most open to artistic interpretation.

The preferred location for the public art is located at the public green located to the front of Lismore Drive.

The total budget available for the artwork is up to £30,000 (inclusive of VAT). For full details download the brief below.

Download Donaghmore brief.pdf(379 KB)

Proposed site

Proposed site