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Green Centaur sculpture unveiled at DIT Grangegorman

Posted: 11 September, 2017

Today, DIT signed a loan agreement to house Green Centaur, a piece by the artist George Warren during an official unveiling ceremony, which took place in the Greenway Hub at DIT Grangegorman.

At the signing of the loan agreement for the Green Centaur sculpture were from L to r: Nora Rahill (GDA), Jacquie Moore (OPW), George Warren (Artist) and President Brian Norton (DIT)

The Green Centaur was officially loaned to DIT today from the Office of Public Works (OPW) as part of ‘…the lives we live’, Grangegorman's public art programme. The loan agreement was signed by DIT President, Professor Brian Norton, Corporate Affairs Manager, Nora Rahill of the Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA) and Jacquie Moore, Arts Officer with the OPW.

Artist and DIT Fine Art Graduate George Warren pictured with his work Green Centaur, 2015 / Cedar, Spanish Chestnut and Acrylic Paint

The breath-taking piece is by George Warren, a DIT Fine graduate, who also attended the signing ceremony to see the Green Centaur in-situ in the Greenway Hub’s lobby for the first time. Commenting on the evolution of the sculpture, Warren said, “When Green Centaur was being made it was just a green torso of an “Atlas figure” holding a globe, a figure taken from an earlier painting. The challenge I set myself was to make the abstract green creature in the painting and make it real, to see how a translation of a character in my paintings would look like in a three-dimensional reality”. 

G‌eorge Warren and John O'Connor, Dean, College of Arts & Tourism in DIT

The Green Centaur is now on display in the Greenway Hub, DIT Grangegorman.