An International Symposium on Public Art

08/10 - 09/10 2012

Donabate, Dublin

An International Symposium on Public Art & Commissioning presented by Fingal County Council

The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate, Fingal County Dublin

The symposium will bring together a range of international organisations to discuss current trends and approaches towards commissioning in Europe and beyond. The event also seeks to contextualise the approaches of the Irish Local Authority to the commissioning of public art within this greater framework.Current critical art journals will also have a focus at this symposium due to their role in providing a context, an audience and a legacy for the work produced here.The event will take place over two days at a small seaside hotel in Donabate, Co. Dublin and is proximate to the sites of some prominent works commissioned by Fingal County Council, Site visits with commissioned artists will be organised along with a special screening of Brian Duggan’s The Measure and the launch of Christine Mackey’s A Year in the Field.

Speakers include

Simon Maidment, Satellite Art Projects, Melbourne,Australia

Cecile Bourne Nouveaux Commanditares  New Patrons, Paris,France

Nils Van Beek, TAAK ( Formerly Skor), Amsterdam, Netherlands

Marielle Uhalde, consonni, Bilbao, Spain


Mark Garry, 

 Garrett Phelan, 

 Christine Mackey

Dan Dubowitz & Fearghus O’Conchuir

Commissioning Editors

Occupy Paper, Limerick

Critical Bastards, Belfast

Fugitive Papers, Galway

Envlave Review, Cork

Paper Visual Art, Dublin

Daniel Jewsbury

 The event will be chaired by Valerie Connor,Lecturer, DIT and Visual Art Representative, National Campaign for the Arts

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