The Central Bank has announced the outcome of its tendering process for a public art commission to be installed at its Docklands Campus. The provision of a piece of public art by the Bank fulfils a planning permission requirement of the NWQ building. Dublin born and internationally renowned artist Eva Rothschild was selected by a panel of independent experts to produce a new public sculpture titled “A Double Rainbow.” Rothschild has received international acclaim for her unique and exciting art practice and her public art sculptures including at TATE Britain, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and Central Park, New York City. She will represent Ireland at the 2019 Venice Biennale.
The Central Bank has a longstanding commitment to supporting public art and it is intended that this piece will benefit the local community, enhance the public realm of the Docklands and complement our existing Visitor Centre and participation in events such as Open House and Culture Night. It is also in line with Dublin City Council’s Cultural Strategy.
Eva Rothschild said: “’The piece will mark a new and ambitious development in my practice, enabling the creation of an outdoor sculpture, on a truly monumental scale, in a permanent location where a strong and lasting engagement with the public is possible. I am creating a sculpture that is open and inviting, allowing a physical affinity with the stated aim for the Bank to develop a more social and transparent outlook.”