Deadline for applications: Tuesday 11 April, 5pm
A McGarrell Reilly Group initiative, ‘The Sharp Building Commission’ seeks to include a permanent or temporary sculptural artwork within the glazed, double height corner of the building as part of the reception area to this new office building. The commissioned artwork will respond to the environmental, architectural and historic context outlined in this document. Realised during 2017 and revealed in the later part of the year this sculptural commission will inspire commuters and office staff alike in the Docklands / Core Dublin 2 area.
Themes or Interests
- Historic / cultural references associated with the building and location
- Artworks that complement the materials used in the building
- Creation of a unique focal point for the building at street level off Hogan Place
The commission is open to arts practitioners in the areas of visual arts. The Sharp Building is named after George Sharp, RHA, an Irish portrait and figure painter who resided at Hogan Place during the early 19th Century.
The commissioning budget is between €15,000 and €20,000. Costs expressed within the budget must include all artist fees, design development, fabrication, supply, foundations, installations and landscaping works, invigilation, artist insurances (public liability and where appropriate contractor), certifications and training, health and safety costs, VAT, and all other expenses and charges.
The commissioned artist will be announced in May 2017. Business to Arts will project manage the open call with an advisory curatorial panel.
Queries and complete submissions should be submitted to Margarita at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information, site plans and application procedure can be found here: www.businesstoarts.ie/thesharpbuilding