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Create in partnership with the Office of Public Works is delighted to announce they will be supporting on a major New public art commission which will focus on the River Tolka, its history, environment and communities. Working in partnership with local authorities, the commission will take in the Meath, Fingal and Dublin City areas. Artists and creative producers will be asked to submit an ambitious proposal that may be event or object-based and which will be situated or manifest in locations related to the River Tolka in the Meath, Fingal and Dublin City local authority areas.

Artists will be invited to respond to the work of the OPW and local authority partners in creating flood defences along the River Tolka. This work has been undertaken in response to flooding caused by extreme weather events over many decades. The works undertaken have had a number of impacts on the area, changing the visual aspects of the river banks but also having positive impacts on the environment. It is within this context that the public art commission invites artists to make proposals relating to ‘Flood’ and the River Tolka.

Create will manage the selection process in tandem with The OPW and local authority arts offices.

Further information on applying for the commission: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or telephone 01-4736600

General information about Create: Katrina Goldstone,

Deadline for applications: Friday 25 July, 2pm.

Information session: June 17, 11am at Create, 2 Curved Street, Dublin 2. To attend email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with Tolka Brief Session in the subject line.

A full briefing document is available for download here.


Additional documents:

Integrated Constructed Wetland, Tolka Valley Park, Dublin – John Collins and Don McEntee, Dublin City Council, February 2009

Maps and phased schedule of works

River Tolka Structures – River Tolka Flooding Study Technical Report Volume 4: Preliminary Structural Surveys Report


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