This section features articles on sculpture and sculpture in Dublin. Currently, we have Professor Paula Murphy’s ‘Looking at Public Sculpture in Dublin’, which provides an overview of sculpture in the city and includes many illustrations of important works. Over the weeks ahead, in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy, Sculpture Dublin will publish a series of essays and artists’ biographies from Sculpture 1600-2000, Volume 3 in the RIA’s 5-volume publication, Art and Architecture of Ireland (Yale, 2014).

  • VAI Artists Café – Ballyfermot Commission

    This was the first of six Visual Artists’ Cafés. Speakers included the awarded artist Breda Marron, Barbara Dawson from the Hugh Lane Gallery, Orla Daly (Ballyfermot College of Further Education) &
    Alan Tully (FamiliBase).

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  • VAI Artists Café – O’Connell Plinth Commission

    This was the second of six Visual Artists’ Cafés. Speakers included the awarded artist Alan Phelan, Helen Pheby (Yorkshire Sculpture Park), Brian Crowley (OPW) & Prof. Paula Murphy.

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    If words are the vehicles of thought, writing, and its more formal representation in lettering, perpetuates them and prevents them from vanishing into space and time. The individual letter, though used casually in our everyday life, is the highest means of expression available to the human mind and is the currency in which our civilization is recorded.

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    Sculpture Dublin invites you to see, talk & make sculpture!

    We have reached out to artists and curators, who, through their practice or research, have an interest in sculpture in broad terms and in various contexts; historical, contemporary and yet to be imagined.

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