Motion 1 – Jan ’16 Breakdown of Arts Commissions

In the interest or transparency and accountability the following motion was submitted:

That the Council provide a breakdown of any or all commissions that the Arts section has either awarded itself or been asked to consult on awarding, giving the name of applicant and/or company name and the value of the commission in the Kildare/Newbridge Municipal District over the last 5 years.

Report: The following is list of Art commissions both funded by and supported by Kildare County Council Arts Service from 2010 – 2015.


Public Art – Kildare County Council Commissions

 ‘George’s Street’ by Ann Meldon Hugh, €40,000



Fionn and his Hounds – Ballymany roundabout by Lynn Kirkham, €44,500

* Horses in motion – Kildare Village roundabout, by Lynn Kirkham, €59,000

* Beehive huts – Kildare Village roundabout, by Lynn Kirkham, €16,090

* Curragh 150th Irish Derby commemorative roundabout, by Paul Finch, €40,000


Visual Art Commissions

 ‘Fly your own flag’ – Rosconnell estate, Newbridge , by Sarah Quigley, Community Artist €1,200


Commissions by other organisations, supported by Arts Service

 ‘Sentinel’ by James Hayes – Newbridge Chamber of Commerce/Newbridge 200 Project, Budget €5,000


Per Cent for Art scheme in Schools, supported by Arts Service Advise and support on Per Cent for Art scheme for

 Scoil Naomh Uilig, Newbridge

 Scoil Bhride, Athgarvan

 Newbridge Educate Together School

 Scoil Bhride, Rathangan

 Kildare Town Community College


Further information can be sought by contacting the commissioning authority – Department of Education /commissioning schools.


Public Art – Kildare County Council Commissions (other) limited Arts Service support Library Service:

* ‘Stained Glass’ – Kildare town library – Elke Westen, €45,000 Parks Service:



Newbridge Town Council/Newbridge Tidy Towns

* ‘Cosaintór’ – Newbridge – Annette McCormack, budget not within Arts Service allocation.

Issued by: Marian Higgins, A/County Librarian, Kildare Library and Arts Service