Per Cent for Art Commission, Wild Neiphin Ballycroy National Park, Co. Mayo.

Posted in Connect on November 1, 2019.


Artists are invited to submit proposals for a Per Cent for Art commission for Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre.

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the visitor centre at Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park in 2019 the OPW have announced a Public Art Commission. An OPW Per Cent for Art Commission in collaboration with National Parks & Wildlife Service of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Mayo County Council Arts Office. The brief is also available online here.

They are seeking expressions of interest from artists working in the medium of sculpture and community-engagement in their practice.  It is envisaged that the selected artist(s) will work on site with communities.

Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park, located on the Western seaboard in northwest Mayo, is one of Ireland’s six National Parks. It comprises 15,000 hectares that is dominated by Atlantic blanket bog and mountainous terrain, covering a vast uninhabited wild landscape dominated by the Nephin Beg mountain range. The Visitor Centre is the main information point for Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park. In 2019, the Visitor Centre celebrates its tenth anniversary and will mark the occasion by announcing this unique public art opportunity.

The project budget is: €30,000.

Deadline
Expressions of interest can be emailed to Aoife O’Toole, Mayo Arts Service: aotoole@mayococo.ie by Monday 27 January 2020. Please read full brief for what is required for expression of interest stage.

Further information
For further information regarding the expression of interest, site visit and commissioning process, download the brief at: https://www.wildnephinnationalpark.ie/open-call-under-the-percent-for-art-scheme/

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