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