VAI Artists Café – Smithfield Commission

This event took place on 23 January 2021

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 introduced Smithfield Square Lower and the immediate vicinity of the new sculpture commission. The awarded artist was presented at the event.

You could 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 could hear experienced arts professionals discuss the roles they play in supporting artists and in how sculpture is experienced by audiences.

We were also able to hear 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.

Speakers included:

  • Alan Butler, Commissioned Artist
  • Karen Downey, Programme Director, Sculpture Dublin
  • Conor Casby, Coordinator, Dublin 1 & 7 School Completion Programme
  • Vanessa Fielding, Artistic Director, The Complex
  • Ruairí Ó Cuív, Public Art Officer, Dublin City Council

Venue: Online

Starts: Tue Feb 23 2020, 15:00 GMT
Ends: Tue Feb 23, 2020, 16:30 GMT

Free Registration