Artist, Vera Klute in conversation with DCC Public Art Officer, Ruairí Ó Cuív

Artist Vera Klute with her piece ‘Luke Kelly’ in progress.

Saturday 24th April, 3:30pm

Sculpture Dublin is pleased to present Vera Klute and Ruairí Ó Cuív in conversation about the artist’s sculptural work in the context of her wider practice. The discussion will involve looking at work in various media and subject matter, from public sculpture and portraiture to kinetic work. As each medium has its own possibilities – as well as limitations – they will talk about how other areas of Klute’s practice, such as painting or video animation, have fed into and informed her sculptural work.

Watch the recording of the talk here!

Vera Klute is a multi-disciplinary artist. She was born in Germany but has been based in Dublin since 2001. In 2017 she had her first major survey show at the RHA Gallagher Gallery. Previous solo exhibitions include the Molesworth Gallery, The LAB, the RHA Ashford Gallery and the Butler Gallery. Her work is part of public and private collections including the National Gallery of Ireland (NGI), National Self-Portrait Collection, the Arts Council, the OPW / State Art Collection, TCD and the Butler Gallery. Most recently she won the The Solomon Fine Art Award for Sculpture (2020). Other awards include the Hennessy Portrait Prize at NGI and the Hennessy Craig Scholarship at the RHA (both 2015), the K+M Evans Award (2013) and the EVA Award at Wexford Arts Centre (2009). She has received several Arts Council Bursary Awards and was elected an Associate Member of the RHA in 2018. In 2019, Klute completed her first public art commission, a large stone sculpture of Luke Kelly situated in Dublin 1.

Ruairí Ó Cuív is the Public Art Officer for Dublin City Council. He is also a member of the Sculpture Dublin Steering Group.