News & Events

Sculpture Dublin aims to platform a broad public discussion of sculpture today – looking at the history and legacy of sculpture in the city and creating an exciting new context for the creation of public art. We want to see sculpture become part of everyday conversation, contributing to overall public confidence, self-awareness and pride of place.
  • Sculpture Talks for International Sculpture Day are now available to watch

    On International Sculpture Day, Sculpture Dublin presented a series of talks with Irish artists reflecting on meaning and making in contemporary sculptural practice. Watch the recordings now!

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  • Announcement! Sara Cunningham-Bell wins the Kildonan Park commission

    “I am delighted and deeply honoured to be selected to create a sculpture for Kildonan Park. The idea for the artwork has been informed by listening to, and learning from the people of Finglas..."

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  • Replay of The Commission - Sculpture Dublin Lecture Series with Paula Murphy

    Watch the third of six lectures on Engaging with Historic Public Sculpture in Dublin, by UCD Professor Paula Murphy.

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  • International Sculpture Day

    Saturday 24 April was International Sculpture Day and Sculpture Dublin proposed a range of activities designed to encourage Dublin residents to rediscover the city through public sculpture.

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  • VTS Sculpture Club with The Hugh Lane Gallery

    The next online Visual Thinking Strategies discussion will take place on Wednesday 9 June 2021, 1-1.30pm.

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  • Announcement! Short-list of invited artists for the St. Anne’s Park Commission

    Sculpture Dublin is thrilled to announce the short-listed nominees for the St. Anne’s Park Commission.

    The creation of a new permanent land art work for St. Anne’s Park – the second-largest municipal park in Dublin and the largest owned and operated by Dublin City Council – is the central focus of this commission.

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  • City Hall Online Lecture Series: Engaging with the Historic Public Sculpture in Dublin

    The next lecture, 'The Women', will take place on 28 May, 1-2pm. This lecture examines the role of women in public sculpture in Dublin. The career of sculptor Gabriel Hayes will be used as a case study.

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  • Rory Tangney wins Experiment! Sculpture Award

    Sculpture Dublin, in partnership with The LAB Gallery and Fire Station Artists’ Studios, is delighted to announce Rory Tangney as the winner of the Experiment! Sculpture Award.

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  • Announcement! Creative Engagement Facilitators

    Sculpture Dublin is pleased to announce the artists who will be working with us to facilitate creative engagement activities around the six sculpture commissions.

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  • Replay of The Practice - Sculpture Dublin Lecture Series with Paula Murphy

    Watch the second of six lectures on Engaging with Historic Public Sculpture in Dublin, by UCD Professor Paula Murphy.

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  • Experiment! Sculpture Award

    As part of Sculpture Dublin, Dublin City Council is delighted to announce the Experiment! Sculpture Award, a developmental award open to artists resident in Ireland who use sculpture as a primary medium.

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  • Sculpture Dublin – Ballyfermot Commission: Public Update

    On Tuesday 23rd March, Sculpture Dublin invited local people in Ballyfermot to an online public meeting to hear more about the planned sculpture commission in Ballyfermot.

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  • Replay of The Story - Sculpture Dublin Lecture Series with Paula Murphy

    Watch the first of six lectures on Engaging with Historic Public Sculpture in Dublin, by UCD Professor Paula Murphy.

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  • #TALK SCULPTURE

    We have invited artists and curators to participate in our ongoing series of ‘Favourite Sculptures’ and asked them to tell us about a sculpture, in Ireland or elsewhere in the world, that has resonated with them.

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  • VAI Artists Café - Smithfield Commission

    This was the third of six Visual Artists Ireland Cafés, introducing the Sculpture Dublin Smithfield commission.
    Speakers included Alan Butler, Karen Downey, Conor Casby, Vanessa Fielding and Ruairí Ó Cuív.

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  • Alan Phelan wins the O'Connell Plinth commission

    'I am thrilled and honoured to have won this very special inaugural commission for the O'Connell Plinth at City Hall. Sculpture Dublin is an important initiative in bringing contemporary sculpture into public awareness in some really exciting new ways...'

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  • VAI Artists Café - O'Connell Plinth Comission

    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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  • NEWS! Updates from Sculpture Dublin...

    Since it was officially launched in July 2020 by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu, the Dublin City Council initiative Sculpture Dublin has been progressing the commissioning process for the 6 new sculptures, as well as developing its public engagement programme.

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  • Alan Butler wins the Smithfield Square Lower commission

    ‘I’m absolutely delighted to be included in the Sculpture Dublin programme. The work that I am producing for Smithfield Square Lower, aims to create a fun new landmark for Dublin...'

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  • 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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