VAI Artists Café – Smithfield Commission

In partnership with Visual Artists Ireland

The Sculpture Dublin Visual Artists’ Cafés bring together artists, arts organisations and audiences, and connect them with local projects.
 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.

Venue: Online

Visual Artists Ireland Café – Smithfield Commission

This Café introduces Smithfield Square Lower and the immediate vicinity of the new sculpture commission. The awarded artist will be presented at the event.

Speakers include:

  • 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

23 February 2021, 3pm to 4.30pm.

General Admission – Free