County Hall Commissions

In 2000 the council wanted to match the standard and gauntlet presented by the design of the new county hall and so demanded that the council itself make a major contribution to the provision of public art for the building. The Council, Arts Officer Rory O’Byrne and then County Architect David O’Connor ran a two stage competition short listing a variety of prolific artists, inviting them to meet on site with architects and planners, given advice and a fee to make their proposals. These commissions mirrored the young forward thinking local authority committed to the inclusion of art in the lives of its staff and visitors to the council. The three works coming from this commission are well respected and are thought to present a positive corporate image.