Dublin Airport has agreed a new partnership with the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin aimed at bringing an enhanced public art programme to the airport.
The two-year Creative Journeys partnership will enable NCAD students, past and present, to showcase their ideas and work to an international audience, and will provide Dublin Airport passengers with a unique perspective into contemporary Irish art.
Supported by Business to Arts, this new partnership will deliver a full public art programme at Dublin Airport over the next two years.
Seven sites have been chosen across the airport campus to host works within Creative Journeys. The sites are located in landside and airside areas to allow both departing and arriving passengers to view the works of art. This will enable members of the public who are at the airport but not travelling to view some of the installations.
The first art work within the Creative Journeys programme will be installed later this month and during the two-year programme each location will house several different works of art.
Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison commenting on the launch said “Providing a world-class passenger experience is a constant goal at Dublin Airport and the visual environment at the airport plays a key role in this.”
He added: “Dublin Airport provides the first welcome and last goodbye to the island of Ireland for tens of millions of people every year, and Creative Journeys will provide a wonderful showcase opportunity for the creative talents of talented NCAD artists and graduates based here and who are inspired by their surroundings on a daily basis.”
NCAD Director Sarah Glennie said of the partnership: “Ireland’s creative sector represents an ambitious and internationally connected wealth of talent and NCAD is delighted to be able to give visitors to Dublin Airport an opportunity to experience at first hand work by our emerging creative practitioners.”
Image above: Business to Arts Chief Executive Andrew Hetherington, NCAD Director Sarah Glennie and Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison pictured at the launch of Creative Journeys and seen through Isabel Nolan’s Turning Point sculpture at Terminal 2
15th March 2018