Kildonan Park

Finglas West is a suburb located three miles north-west of Dublin city centre and half a mile from Finglas village, which lies to the east of the N2 dual carriageway. Established in its present form in the mid-twentieth century, it has evolved a distinct sense of local identity and community.

About the site

Kildonan Park is a 20-acre public park in Finglas West. It is simply laid out, with playing fields, a path encircling its perimeter and a football club house and changing rooms located at either end. Plans to upgrade and enhance its facilities and transform it into a space that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy are currently being developed.

About the commission

For this commission, Sculpture Dublin will work with Dublin City Council Culture Company, as a commissioning partner, to integrate public engagement more fully into the commissioning process – involving local stakeholders in the cultivation of ideas, decision-making processes and the development of the artwork. A willingness to enter into a working partnership with the key stakeholders and a commitment to creating a significant, permanent, public artwork are core considerations in this brief.

Make a submission

This is a two-stage, open competition. The commission is open to all interested artists. For Stage One submissions, artists are invited to propose an approach to facilitating creative local involvement in the development of ideas for the commissioned work. They are also asked to demonstrate their experience of creating original, high quality artworks and of working through consultation-based / engagement-based / collaborative processes. The Commission Brief is available to download here, and all applications must be made online through the Sculpture Dublin website via the link below.
A site visit will take place at Kildonan Park at 12 noon, 28 August 2020. The deadline for receipt of applications is 12 noon, 11 September 2020.