dlr Arts Office wish to commission an artist, arts organisation or a group of artists to create a multisensory installation for people with dementia.
From June 16 – August 31 dlr Arts Office will host ‘A Collection of Conversations’ a dementia inclusive gallery exhibition in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon. The artworks featured will be selected from the dlr County Collection and the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection. We have chosen a work by local artist John Coyle entitled ‘Peoples Park’ as the basis for this multisensory artwork. Using this artwork as the source material, the selected artists will create a multisensory installation for Gallery 2 (the smaller gallery space). This painting has been selected as it has a local resonance.
The commission fee is €10,000 (inclusive of all fees, materials, insurance and production/display costs and VAT).
An online Dementia Awareness session focusing on signs, symptoms and progression as well as how dementia affects the senses will take place on the 7 April at 1pm. The session will be led by The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and there will be time for questions and discussion specific to artists wishing to respond to this opportunity.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place on this session. (Advance registration for this is essential and we would strongly encourage applicants to attend)
This opportunity is funded by Creative Ireland.