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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Expressions of Interest from Artists to Facilitate Creative Engagement Opportunities

    We are inviting expressions of interest from artists to facilitate sculpture-based, creative engagement projects with communities living close to the new Sculpture Dublin commissions in Ballyfermot, City Hall, Finglas, Raheny, Terenure and Smithfield Square Lower.

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  • VTS Sculpture Club with The Hugh Lane Gallery

    The next online Visual Thinking Strategies discussion will occur on Wednesday 10 March, 1-1.30pm:

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

    The next lecture, 'The Practice', will take place on 26 February, 1-2pm. This lecture examines the education of sculptors in Dublin, the making of sculpture, the materials used and the location of public sculptural work in the city.

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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