St. Anne’s Park
St. Anne’s Park is located between the suburbs of Raheny and Clontarf, approximately four miles north-east of Dublin city centre. At 265 acres, St. Anne’s Park is the second-largest municipal park in Dublin. Situated next to the coast, it overlooks North Bull Island and attracts locals from surrounding areas as well as day-trippers. It is one of the last remaining examples of an Irish demesne landscape in Dublin city and encompasses a wide swathe of land and an array of amenities and facilities. It is famed for its rose gardens, and occasionally hosts concerts and other outdoor events.
A land artwork is being commissioned for St. Anne’s Park. Invited artists will be asked to consider a site within the original historic parkland and propose a response to it that is grand in scale and concept, using earth from the park itself.
This is a limited competition. A long-list of artists has been nominated by an international panel of experts, including Barbara Dawson, Annie Fletcher, Katerina Gregos and Lisa Le Feuvre. Find out more about the nominators and the commission here.
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Sculpture Dublin is working on the development of local engagement and consultation projects with St Brendan’s Boys National School and a number of local community organisations who have expressed interest in being involved
VAI Artists Café – St. Anne’s Park Commission
As part of the Sculpture Dublin public engagement programme, Visual Artists Ireland is organising a series of cafés that bring together artists, arts organisations and audiences, and connect them with local projects.
This Café introduces St. Anne’s Park and the immediate vicinity of the new sculpture commission. The awarded artist will be presented at the event.
You will hear artists give insight into their working practices, learn about work they may be currently developing in their studios, and hear how research plays an integral role in developing new sculpture.
You will hear experienced arts professionals discuss the roles they play in supporting artists and in how sculpture is experienced by audiences.
We will also be hearing from local projects and initiatives that are taking place in the locality of the commission sites and engaging in discussion about what impact the sculpture commissions will have in the area.