South East Area: Bushy Park
Bushy Park is a large suburban park situated between the mature residential suburbs of Terenure, Templeogue and Rathfarnham. Mostly frequented by people who live in the surrounding areas and well-used by local sports clubs, it accommodates a variety of outdoor facilities, amenities and landscapes, from woodland and an ornamental lake to riverbanks, meadow and grassland.
Through a two-stage commissioning process, artists are asked to explore Bushy Park, its assorted terrains and contemporary uses, and identify a space within the park that resonates and provokes a sensitive and considered aesthetic response.
The commissioned artist will be announced in early 2021.
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Sculpture Dublin is working on the development of local engagement and consultation projects with Loreto Primary School and a number of local community organisations who have expressed interest in being involved.
VAI Artists Café – Bushy 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 Bushy 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.