South East Area: Bushy Park

About the 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.

About the commission

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 January.

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 Loreto Primary School and a number of local community organisations who have expressed interest in being involved.

Local events

Visual Artists Ireland 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.

Venue: Online

Starts: Tue March 30, 2020, 15:00 GMT
Ends: Tue March 30, 2020, 16:30 GMT

Free Registration

Booking to come.