Thursday 15 June, 2pm
Re-Imagining our Futures through lasting Public Art Encounters
Clare County Council Public Art Programme 2017-2020
Clare County Council’s Arts Office is embarking on a new chapter in its encounter with Public Art. Gaining Ground is a major new Public Art Programme. The aim of the programme will be to utilize the pooled resources of the Per Cent for Art Schemes of Clare County Council and the Office of Public Works to maximise their potential. The programme comprising of four strands will take place in North and West Clare, Shannon and Ennis, between 2017-2020 and includes the projects:
1. ‘Legacy I and II’ – North Clare – 2017-2019 – 4 six-month residency projects will be selected to take place over a 2 year timeframe
2. ‘ Re-imagining the Rural’- West Clare – 2017-2018 –A single residency project will be selected to take place over a 1 year timeframe
3. ‘Dancing Together’ – Shannon – 2017-2018 – A single project will be selected to take place over a 1 year timeframe
4. ‘Reflections’ – Ennis – 2019-2020 – Publication and Symposium
The launch of Gaining Ground will be held at glór, Ennis, with guest speaker Annette Moloney (curator, public art specialist) and Rusangano Family. Following the launch, Siobhán Mulcahy (Arts Officer) and Sally O’Leary (Programme Co-ordinator) will be available to answer questions.
The programme has been devised to have a strong community ethos and therefore it is anticpated that both artists and community groups will be interested in attending the launch to learn more about the details of the programme.