4. Public art website goes live
The Arts Council are delighted to announce that www.publicart.ie has now gone live. This vibrant new website was commissioned by the Arts Council, with the support of the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism, and should prove an invaluable resource for those interested and/or working in the public arts arena in Ireland. The site hosts a number of interesting resources such as mapping of public art projects, critical writing, practical advice and different perspectives and insights on a range of practices in public art. In the future it will host the national guidelines for the Per Cent for Art scheme, which are currently under review.
To celebrate going live website editors Sarah Searson and Cliodhna Shaffrey commissioned a new artwork by Aideen Barry:
"Dreamships is available exclusively on line through www.publicart.ie , and we recommend you click to view it on full screen and with sound. The work is an evocative and capricious animation made in celebration of the site and its potential -making references to machinery and solidity, wishes and aspirations, thoughts and launches".
The website aims to be dynamic, stimulating, practical and relevant and we would welcome your assistance in this. Over the coming months we would be interested in hearing your feedback and responses to the site as we further shape and develop it.