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Image: Still from film Rialto Twirlers (2010). Artist: Anne Maree Barry (featured mentee artist on the Connect Mentoring Programme).

Collaborative Practices and Public Art

Dublin City Public Art Programme in partnership with Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts

Date: Wednesday 13th October, 2010
Time: 10.00 – 3.00
Location: The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1

Cost: €10.  




Introductions: Ruairí Ó Cuív Dublin City Council Public Art Manager and Sarah Tuck, director Create


4 fifteen minute presentations and short discussion

  • Philippa Donnellan , Director CoisCéim Broadreach 
  • Jennie Moran visual artist 
  • Michael McLoughlin visual artist 
  • Anne Maree Barry film artist


The practicalities of Public Art: Briefs and Proposals

  • Sarah Searson and Clíodhna Shaffrey


Presentation on Public Art Website

  • Sarah Searson and Clíodhna Shaffrey



  • Ruairí Ó Cuív, Dublin City Council Public Art Manager




Dublin City Council Public Art Programme – A briefing

  • Ruairí Ó Cuív, Dublin City Council Public Art Manager
2.30-3.00 Discussion




Philippa Donnellan is Director of CoisCéim Broadreach, a contemporary dancer, choreographer and teacher. Philippa has worked with amongst others: Ludus Dance Co.; The Royal Opera House; The Cholmondleys; English National Opera, and Green Candle Dance Co, UK. She has taught for companies and universities including: Middlesex University; Adventures in Motion Pictures; Institute del Teatro, Spain; Rosas Dance Co, Belgium. In 1998 she became a member of Green Candle Dance Co. as Education Officer and Community Dance Artist, leading dance projects in a variety of education/community contexts. In 2000 she gained an M.A in Dance Anthropology from Surrey University. In 2003 she directed In my name – written on the body for students at The Place Evening School. In 2004 after a colourful research trip to Brazil for Carnaval, she choreographed La Foule for The Company of Elders - a performance group for the over 60’s at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London. In 2006 Philippa worked as Dance Consultant for Hammersmith and Fulham Council, London on a professional development project designed to enable teachers to extend dance teaching skills within the education curriculum. In 2006 she joined CoisCéim Dance Theatre to set up CoisCéim Broadreach – an audience engagement programme. Philippa has directed a variety of performance projects as part of Broadreach. These include: Dublin Bus drivers in The Story of Joe and Liberty West as part of Gut Busters, a CIE health initiative; La Vie en Rose and Dance Arias with older people – CoisCéim/Dublin City Council partnership project, and CoisCéim Creative Steps Youth Dance Theatre in Night of the Living Debs Part 1 & 2. She is currently working on an integrated dance piece with young and older people for Culture Night 2010.

Jennie Moran is a Dublin based visual artist who uses her practice to create opportunities for hospitality. She has gathered knowledge through a degree in sculpture at the National College of Art and Design; international residencies in Italy, Argentina and Iceland. Her work has been shown in a wide variety of contexts - galleries in Ireland, New Zealand, Italy and Los Angeles and also in public and public/private spaces, in particular, healthcare settings. She has completed a number of Local Authority commissions and has been selected for both the Dublin City Council and the Dun Laoghaire panel of artists. Her projects have been facilitated by the Arts Council and City Council funding since 2006. She has received specialised training in Arts and Health through a Professional Development Course for Artists Working in Healthcare Settings, 2008, run by Create, IADT, Adelaide and Meath Hospital, funded by the Arts Council. She has completed an 18 month project in a stroke unit of Merlin Park Hospital, Galway called 'Personal Effects' (supported by the Artist in the Community Scheme Project Realisation Award, managed by Create and funded by the Arts Council). Work from this project was included in the recent 'Vital Signs' exhibition showcasing Arts and Health projects from around Ireland.

Michael McLoughlin is an artist based in Dublin, Ireland. Working in a wide variety of media including drawing, photography, sculpture and sound, he has consistently been developing and presenting new ways of working in a social context for over 15 years. McLoughlin is particularly interested in the relationships that exist between contemporary practice, traditional visual art spaces and the broader community for whom the art spaces exist. A lot of his work work revolves around ownership of ideas, space and the ability of groups of people to self inititiate the projects that they themselves want. He has exhibited widely in Ireland and internationally, with exhibitions in France, Finland, Norway, Britain and America. Previous work includes: It’s nice to see our friends once in a while, The LAB 2010; Experience, Strength, Hope with residents of Ashleigh House & Brian Maguire, Draiocht 2009; I only come here cos it’s free, Limerick City Gallery of Art 2008. Welcome Back, Breaking Ground, Ballymun 2006-2007; Audience (1) Waltzers with Mary Nunan, various venues 2007-2008; Bypass/Shared Designs Limerick City Gallery of Art, 2003 and Ideal Homes, InContext2, South Dublin County Council, 2000-2002.

Anne Maree Barry is a film artist based in Dublin, Ireland. She attended the Limerick School of Art and Design, BA Fine Art 2002 and the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, MFA Media 2004. In 2006, her first experimental short film was the winner of Best Irish Short at the Darklight Film Festival, Dublin. Recent screenings and exhibitions include: Rialto Twirlers, Solo Exhibition, The Lab, Dublin; Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Film Festival, Irish Film Institute, Dublin; The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival; New Film at Cake Contemporary Arts, Kildare; Straylight, The Light House Cinema, Dublin; Birr Arts Festival; Except, Bologna; Oslo Screen Festival; Heavier-Than-Air Flying Machines Are Impossible, The Red Stables, Dublin / Jim Thompson Arts Center, Bangkok; and Competitive Landscapes, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York. Barry was awarded a New Work Award and a Travel and Training Award from the Arts Council in 2007. She has recently been awarded the Film Project Award. Studio/Residency Awards include Studio 468, Rialto, awarded by Common Ground, Project Studio Award, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin and Cill Rialaig Artists Retreat, Ballinskelligs, Kerry. Anne Maree Barry is a featured mentee artist on the Connect Mentoring Programme.

Clíodhna Shaffrey is a curator whose practice includes exhibitions, arts research, writing, public art commissioning, arts policy and longer-term research-based projects. She is co-editor of (with Sarah Searson) - the first on-line resource for public art in Ireland. Her most recent project – Unbuilding – involves a collaboration with curators Eilis Lavelle and Rosie Lynch and with 12 artists who have connections to Wicklow.

Sarah Searson holds masters degrees in Arts Management and Cultural Policy, U.C.D. and Public Cultures Studies, I.A.D.T. Her undergraduate studies are in Fine Art, D.I.T. Her career spans a range of cultural interests, including arts and cultural policy at local and national level. Recent studies in Public Cultures have broadened her research interests in cultural planning. Her academic experience includes lecturing at UCD and DIT. She co-developed, with Cliodhna Shaffrey, a national initiative for improved public arts practices in Ireland, commissioned by the Arts Council and the Department of Tourism Culture and Sports.

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