Accenture’s Women on Walls at DCU is a campaign that seeks to make women leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) visible through a series of commissioned portraits that will create a lasting cultural legacy for Ireland.
Accenture, DCU and Business to Arts are inviting artists based in Ireland for three years or more, to submit previous portraiture work for consideration by the panel of local experts for this landmark art commission.
Five women have been selected to be depicted at the early stage of their career. Their names, details and full biographies can be downloaded in the Supplementary Information on the website.
Leading STEM Female Figures (to have portraits commissioned) are:
- Beatrice Alice Hicks (1919-1979)
- Katherine Johnson (1918-)
- Dame Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971)
- Barbara McClintock (1902-1992)
- Kathleen(Kay) McNulty (1921-2006)
All entrants must complete an online entry form which is available online, and submit via email up to three (3) previous artworks and up to two (2) concept drawings for Accenture’s Women on Walls at DCU commission. For full entry requirements see: Accentures-Women-on-Walls.pdf
There is a total artist(s) commission and purchase budget of €52,250. This includes:
a.Five individual portraits to be commissioned and purchased from an artist for a maximum of €10,000 each inclusive of VAT
b.Each selected artist will be given a maximum of €500 for travel and artist expenses
Announcement of Commissioned Artist(s) will take place in June 2020 (date TBC).