Clare County Council’s Arts Office has announced of a four-year public art programme, entitled ‘Gaining Ground’.
The aim of the council’s Public Art Programme 2017-2020 will be to utilise the pooled resources of the Per Cent for Art Schemes of the Local Authority and the Office of Public Works to maximise their potential. The programme comprises four strands taking place in North and West Clare, Shannon and Ennis.
In North Clare, four six-month residency projects will be selected to take place over a two-year timeframe. A single residency project, entitled ‘Re-imagining the Rural’, will be selected to take place over a one-year timeframe in West Clare. A single project, entitled ‘Dancing Together’ will be selected to take place over a one-year timeframe in Shannon. ‘Reflections’, meanwhile, is the title of a publication and symposium in Ennis from 2019 to 2020.
The launch of Gaining Ground will be held at Glór in Ennis on June 15 with guest speaker Annette Moloney, curator, public art specialist, and the Rusangano Family.