South Central Area: Ballyfermot People’s Park

About the park

In 2021 the fenced, grassy area beside Ballyfermot Community Civic Centre will be transformed into a ‘people’s park’ – a free, open, democratic, inviting green space located within a crowded (sub)urban environment for the benefit of its community. In response to local consultation, the new park will be a place where people of all ages and abilities can experience and engage with nature, with planting, with movement, music and storytelling.

About the commission

Commissioned artist, Breda Marron will work with members of the local community and the park design team to develop a sculpture for the park. Find out more about the commission here.

Public survey

We would love to hear your thoughts on public sculpture, what your expectations are and how you would like to get involved with Sculpture Dublin. Let us know by taking 10-minutes to complete this short questionnaire. Thank you!

Local engagement

Sculpture Dublin is working on the development of local engagement and consultation projects with Mary Queen Of Angels 2 Boys National School, Familibase and Ballyfermot College of Further Education.

Local events

Visual Artists Ireland Café – Ballyfermot Commission

This is the first of six Visual Artists’ Cafés that will bring together artists, arts organisations and audiences, and connect them with local projects.

This Café introduces Ballyfermot and the immediate vicinity of the first Sculpture Dublin 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 engage in discussion about what impact the sculpture commissions will have in the area.

The speakers confirmed for the event are:

  • Barbara Dawson (Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane & Sculpture Dublin Steering Group)
  • Orla Daly (Ballyfermot College of Further Education)
  • Alan Tully (FamiliBase)
  • Breda Marron (Awarded artist)

Venue: Online

Starts: Tue Nov 17 2020, 15:00 GMT
Ends: Tue Nov 17 2020, 16:30 GMT

Free Registration