John Coyle

John Coyle

dlr Arts Office invites applications for the creation of a multisensory installation for people with dementia. The commission, funded by Creative Ireland, is open to individual artists, artists working collaboratively and arts organisations. dlr Arts Office encourages a multi-artform response to the brief. 

The installation will form part of a ‘A Collection of Conversations’, a dementia inclusive gallery exhibition in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon. Running from 16 June – 31 August 2022, the artworks featured will be selected from the dlr County Collection and the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection.

For this commission dlr Arts Office have chosen a work by local artist John Coyle (1928-2016) entitled ‘Peoples Park’ for artists to respond to. Using this artwork as the source material, the selected artists will create a multisensory installation for Gallery 2, a smaller section of the main gallery space.

The commission fee is €10,000 (inclusive of all fees, materials, insurance and production/display costs and VAT). In addition, dlr Arts Office will provide specialist art technicians to install the work.

Application Details
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 25 April.

View the brief and application process here.

Briefing Session 
As part of a briefing for interested applicants, an online Dementia Awareness session focusing on signs, symptoms and progression, as well as how dementia affects the senses will take place on Thursday 7 April at 1.00 pm. The session will be led by The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and there will be time for questions and discussion specifically tailored for artists wishing to respond to this opportunity. Advance registration for this is essential. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. Email to book a place on this session.


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