Following a competitive open competition, eight artists have now been selected as part of the Children’s Hospital Group Public Art Programme to develop innovative artworks for the public spaces surrounding the new children’s hospital and the two new paediatric outpatients and urgent care centres at Connolly and Tallaght Hospitals.
The Programme is being implemented as part of the new children’s hospital project, a landmark healthcare development for Ireland and the single largest capital investment in healthcare in the history of the State. The project will transform how paediatric services are delivered in Ireland.
The successful artists, Róisín DeBuitléar, Jason Bruges Studio, Remco DeFouw, Vera Klute, Rhona Byrne, Ian Wilson, Gareth Kennedy and Martin Healy, will now work with the project’s Design Team and its stakeholders on developing their artwork proposals.
All of the proposals have been conceived with a view to creating a child-friendly environment in the public areas of the new children’s hospital and the two paediatric outpatients and urgent care centres, including the waiting areas, the entrances and concourse areas, the parking areas and the ‘frieze’ – the base of the garden on the fourth floor of the new children’s hospital, which forms a continuous single storey around the building’s perimeter.