Local Art and Park

The NCAD Gallery presents 'Local Art and Park', an exhibition event to mark the progress of an NCAD student art project based on Bridgefoot St. Park.

Wednesday, 31st January - Friday, 2nd February 2018

Local Art and Park
Exhibition Event :: Wednesday 31st January 2018, 5.30pm
Exhibition Dates :: Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd February 2018, 10am — 5pm

The NCAD Gallery is pleased to present Local Art and Park, an exhibition event to mark the progress of a pioneering art project by the National College of Art and Design student, Andrew Wielens, working inclusively with community groups and local businesses in consideration of a new public park and play facilities for the Liberties area at Bridgefoot Street, Dublin 8.

5.30pm Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre, NCAD: Tony O’Rourke, Local Historian Talk.
6.00pm NCAD Gallery: Local Art and Park exhibition opening. Pear Jam & Chutney served, made from the oldest pear tree in Dublin. Coffee & Juices served.
6.00pm NCAD Grey Square: Singing performance by the Men’s Shed community group.
7.30pm Exhibition opening event comes to a close.
8.00pm Audiences are invited to the join artist to walk to the Iveagh Market building on Francis Street.

The Local Art and Park project process began in early 2017 with Wielens making a to-scale model of the local Liberties area for a public consultation with Dublin City Council, to aid visualisation of the potential development at Bridgefoot Street. Since then, the project has developed through building relationships with many local community groups to make manifest park and art collaborative projects, and to evolve the planning stages for a temporary public artwork for the Bridgefoot Street Park.

All are welcome to attend the Local Art and Park exhibition and accompanying evening events taking place on Wednesday 31st January 2018 at the NCAD Gallery, no booking necessary. Please find schedule of event times listed below:

Image courtesy of Andrew Wielens.

Project webpage : www.parkandartatbridgefootstreet.com
Event webpage : www.facebook.com/events/362322884174307


Andrew Wielens is a final year sculpture student at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, studying in candidacy for a degree in Fine Art. Wielens’ current project, Local Art and Park, focuses on the building of a large steel sculpture with the Bridge Project (Prison Aftercare Services) and BA Steel Fabrications Ltd., which is also part of his NCAD college work; together with the Men’s Shed community group he started a choir on site at the NCAD and facilitates computer workshops; other plans include working with the Family Resource Center bringing art workshops to local children.

Andrew Wielens would like to thank: Brian Arkins of BA Steel Fabrication, Richard Taplin of Men’s Shed Liberties, Denise Wright of the Bridge Project, Máirín Ó Cuireáin at the Robert Emmet Community Development Project, Fiach Mac Conghail of the Digital Hub, Local Historian Tony O’Rourke, Seamus Nolan, artist, & the CMS Learning Centre, Gabriel Corcoran of Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Saint Catherine’s Church, Dublin 8, Dublin City Council Parks and Landscapes Services Division, Brian Hand Head of Sculpture, NCAD, Anne Kelly NCAD Gallery.

Anne Kelly Programme Curator NCAD Gallery T + 353 (0)1 636 4390 E  gallery@staff.ncad.ie
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