Jesse Jones’ film and sculpture installation “The Tower” is due to run this summer at Rua Red, as part of its Magdalene Series.
On O’Connell Street, the Liberator’s Head Is Coated in Bird Poo, and Erin’s Hand Is Bandaged Up
Dublin City Council hasn’t answered a series of questions about cleaning and maintenance of the statues on O’Connell Street, and elsewhere.
An Exhibition in Wilton Park Presents Sculptures, Virtually
Most of the sculptures by Eilis O’Connell were inspired by the works of designer Eileen Gray. Once shown in France, now sat in Cork, they’re visitable – virtually – in Dublin.
Council to Give Public Greater Say in Next Round of Public Art
The aim is to focus on art that is relevant to the local area, not “parachuted-in”, said City Arts Officer Ray Yeates.
With Studio Space Scarce, a Sculptor Pines for the Good Old Days
Every time Kevin Gaines has worked with or around other artists, he’s picked things up – a mallet, a forgotten skill, or just the energy and creativity of a place, he says.
Brushing Up: The Traders of the World
Looking down from the walls of Iveagh Markets, which is vacant and crumbling on Francis Street in Dublin 8, are eight mysterious faces.
Brushing Up: The Carvings of Commerce
Here’s the story behind the limestone panels on the outside of 23 Kildare Street, and why they have the look of socialist realism.
Brushing Up: Socrates in the National Botanic Gardens
Groundskeeper Denis McNally was curious about how a statue of the Greek philosopher came to be in a quiet corner among the plants. Here’s the story.
Council Briefs: Plans for Lots of New Parks and Playgrounds
Literary parks, destination playgrounds, and a sculpture park are all mooted in a draft plan for parks that is out for public consultation at the moment.
Brushing Up: The Heads at Pearse Street Garda Station
The century-old carved heads above the doors of the Garda station in central Dublin were put there by a stonemason from Ringsend.