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An International Symposium on Public Art & Commissioning presented by Fingal County Council

8th - 9th October 2012

An International Symposium on Public Art & Commissioning presented by Fingal County Council
8th/9th October
The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate, Fingal County Dublin


The symposium will bring together a range of international organisations to discuss current trends and approaches towards commissioning in Europe and beyond. The event also seeks to contextualise the approaches of the Irish Local Authority to the commissioning of public art within this greater framework.

Current critical art journals will also have a focus at this symposium due to their role in providing a context, an audience and a legacy for the work produced here.

The event will take place over two days at a small seaside hotel in Donabate, Co. Dublin and is proximate to the sites of some prominent works commissioned by Fingal County Council.

Site visits with commissioned artists will be organised along with a special screening of Brian Duggan’s The Measure and the launch of Christine Mackey’s A Year in the Field.

Speakers include:

  • Simon Maidment, Satellite Art Projects, Melbourne,Australia
  • Cecile Bourne, Nouveaux Commanditares, New Patrons, Paris, France
  • Nils Van Beek, TAAK (Formerly Skor), Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Marielle Uhalde, Consonni, Bilbao, Spain

More speakers to be announced

Mark Garry
Garrett Phelan
Christine Mackey
Dan Dubowitz & Fearghus O’Conchuir
Commissioning Editors
Occupy Paper, Limerick
Critical Bastards, Belfast
Fugitive Papers, Galway
Enclave Review, Cork
Paper Visual Art, Dublin

The event will be chaired by Valerie Connor, Lecturer, DIT and Visual Art Representative, National Campaign for the Arts

Admission fee: €10 (can be paid and receipted on arrival)

Lunch and refreshments, city centre bus for both days and delegate pack is included in the cost.

Booking Essential.

To reserve your place contact Caroline Cowley, Public Art Co-ordinator, E:[email protected], Ph:01 870 8449.

Please indicate at the time of reservation if you wish to avail of the bus service.
Ph: 01 870 8449

Updates on additional speakers and programme go to Twitter – Fingal Arts & www.fingalarts.ie

A bus will provided for delegates travelling from Dublin city centre for those wishing to avail of accommodation at the symposium venue please contact The Waterside House Hotel:
T: +353(0)1 843 6153.
E: [email protected]
w: www.watersidehousehotel.ie    

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