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“… the lives we live”: Grangegorman Public Art

Posted: 7 October, 2015

September 2015 marked the launch of “…. the lives we live”: Grangegorman Public Art, and the beginning of a new phase of major public arts opportunities on the Grangegorman campus in Dublin’s city centre.

The aim of Grangegorman Public Art is to enable artists, art-workers and communities to contribute to the transformation of ‘Grangegorman’, both as an idea and as a place, integrating art in the living fabric of this exciting part of Dublin City.

According to the Public Art Working Group (PAWG), “ ‘… the lives we live’ are the last four words from Derek Mahon’s poem ‘Dreams of a Summer Night’, itself the last poem of Mahon’s most recent collection. PAWG has adopted the ‘spirit’ condensed into these lines, which so succinctly embody the ideas of the poem, for the public art that we plan to enable over the next three years. Very many lives, lived across the full spectrum of humanity, wove the texture of the word ‘Grangegorman’ into the consciousness of Dubliners, and into the lexicon of those further afield.

The Public Art Working Group now invites artists and art-workers to consider participating in one or more of the six pathways they have identified for this project.  “These are designed to facilitate a wide range of ideas that will add to the distinctiveness of the area, whether to do with its past history or with its emerging and promised future.”

DIT is delighted to be a partner in this exciting project and would like to particularly encourage our many graduates of the visual and performing arts to consider responding to the invitation.  To read about Grangegorman Public Art, click here and to register your interest in participation, please complete this application form.

Invitation booklet

Application form