Calling all artists! Open call to infuse new life into Dublin Port

Dublin Port Company has launched an open call to artist and arts projects to create original work to breathe new life into the Port. They are looking to create a series of innovative public artworks and installations as part of their new project ‘Port Perspectives’.

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Eamonn O Reilly, CEO, Dublin Port Company & Andrew Hetherington at Poolbeg Lighthouse announcing the launch of Port Perspectives. Picture by Shane O’Neill Photography

With these new artworks they hope to enhance the space and the local areas around Dublin Port drawing in an audience, heightening the experience of port visitors and creating a living exhibition and cultural trail.

In recent years Dublin Port has increasingly interacting with the arts world. Projects such as the recently successful Starboard Home an album inspired by the relationship between the port, the river and the city has provided powerful means to tell the story of Dublin Port and renew its historic link between it and the city.

Eamonn O Reilly, Chief Executive of Dublin Port says: “One of the challenges for Dublin Port is to create stronger links between the Port and the City, and through the arts we are working to achieve that. With Port Perspectives we want to bring the port and surrounding areas to life, using new and original artworks that inspire, engage and tell the story of Dublin Port to audiences far and wide.”

“This is a project that celebrates both the visual arts and built environment where we live and work, and one that will greatly enhance the quality of the public realm at the port. I look forward to seeing how artists respond to the brief and working with them on this exciting new initiative.”

Dublin Port are opening the call to all artists in the areas of visual Arts and film. Proposal may be made for temporary and permanent artworks and a number of locations have been selected to display these works including Poolbeg Lighthouse, the Half Moon Battery, Dublin Port Company’s Headquarters and the North Quay Extension close to the East Link Bridge.

The deadline for applications is 10th October and artist can find more information on the Business to Arts website, who are managing the project.

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