School Art Piece

Percent for Art Commission

St. John’s N.S. Kenmare, Co. Kerry.

The newly constructed St. John’s N.S. Kenmare invite submissions for an Art Piece funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the Percent for Art Scheme.

Brief

The Selection Board is looking for art work for this scheme which draws on the educational, religious, historical, geographical and cultural traditions which reflects on the diversity of our present day school community.

We envisage that this art work whether external, internal or both will also create a stimulating interactive experience for the pupils of the school.

The Selection Board also requires that the art work be suitably durable and consideration should be given to the long term maintenance of the proposed art work. It is also of paramount importance that due regard be given to health and safety matters.

Proposals are invited from professional visual artists to submit the following:

a)  A clear visual depiction of your proposal/ ideas internal and external using detailed sketches displaying these proposals. You may wish to include a to scale maquette with these drawings.

b)  A statement 1 A4 page including your ideas, rationale, approach and creative vision for the work.

c)   Detailed budget breakdown.

Budget

The Budget for the commission inclusive of all artworks, VAT, Artists’ fees, documentation costs, travel materials, insurance, site foundations and installation costs is €20,000.

Eligibility

Artists must clearly demonstrate a professional standard of art practice.
Applications to include C.V. and examples of previous work.
Works completed by artists in an educational background would be an advantage.

Tenders

Tenders will be evaluated on the following:

  • Relevant artistic experience
  • Technical knowledge and ability
  • Submission relevant to brief

Site Visit

A site visit will take place on Friday, February 13th.

Artists should be at the main school reception at 3.30p.m.

Please inform the school if you intend to be present for the site visit by sending an e-mail to info@stjohnskenmare.ie or phoning the school at 064 664 2598.

Below are some pictures of some potential internal and external locations for the art piece.

Applications

All applications should be marked Percent for Art Project and three copies should be sent to St. John’s N.S., Railway Road, Kenmare, Co. Kerry.

The closing date is Friday, March 13th 2014.

Below are some pictures of some potential internal and external locations for the art piece. Click to see the larger version.

Photo 1:

School yard (from road towards school entrance - note the first floor window)

School yard (from road towards school entrance – note the first floor window)

Photo 2:

School Yard (from school entrance towards road)

School Yard (from school entrance towards road)

Photo 3:

First floor corridor (with window towards road)

First floor corridor (with window towards road)

Photo 4:

First Floor Window (towards road)

First Floor Window (towards road)

Photo 5:

School corridor on first floor showing sports hall on right.

School corridor on first floor showing sports hall on right.

Photo 6:

School corridor downstairs

School corridor downstairs