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The Dock Arts Centre announces Visual Artists Commission Award

The Dock Arts Centre announces Visual Artists Commission Award

 03 April 2020 

The Dock Arts Centre announces Visual Artists Commission Award

The Dock in Carrick on Shannon is fast gaining a reputation for curating some of Ireland's most interesting and dynamic artists, across all generations and producing excellent exhibitions. We are delighted to launch the first in a series of new commissions across artforms, to support artists and maintain their connections with audiences through The Docks various channels. Nine artists have been invited to submit ideas on work that they will undertake during the period of The Dock's closure and once completed this work will be exhibited.  In response to the commission, the artists are going to be documenting their progress of this work over the next three months, and insights into their methods, ideas, and practices will be mediated on line through The Dock's website and other social media platforms.

The Dock will be updating its website regularly during this time with images and news on each of the commissions.  These new commissions offer a great opportunity for visual artists who practice in a range and variety of ways.  The commission Artists include; painters Eve O'Callaghan and Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh. Recent award winning graduates Jamie Cross (IADT ) and Ellen Duffy, who is collaborating with Kate Murphy (TUD). Galway based artists Louise Manifold and Austin Ivers. Film-maker Atoosa Pour Hosseini and multi-disciplinary artist Bassam Al-Sabah, and renowned sculptor Jackie McKenna.

Speaking about the reasons behind the commissions The Dock's Director Sarah Searson said “The Dock team was looking forward to working with a number of visual artists this year. As a result of the current circumstances, there is a break in our gallery programme. The artists we had planned to work with are now without the opportunity to exhibit. So we decided to invite the artists who were to be part of the 2020 programme to submit an idea and approach to developing their work while the galleries are closed . This commission is a way of continuing our relationship and their connection with us and with audiences.” 

For further information please contact:

Laura Mahon

Visual Arts Manager

The Dock Arts Centre

St George's Terrace, Carrick on Shannon


See details on commissions on our website: www.thedock.ie 

 Images relate to Ellen Duffy's and Kate Murphy's commission