Louth County Council urges public to vote on new artwork in Drogheda

Louth County Council’s PEACE IV Program Office is seeking input from the general public which will form part of the selection process for a new artwork in Drogheda.

Louth County Council recently commissioned an artist to create artwork to be placed in the new meeting space at Peters Hill in the Drogheda Heritage Quarter.

This commission funded by EU PEACE IV is in conjunction with the planned redesign of space at Peters Hill, which aims to establish a new shared meeting space and create a new identity for this area within the heritage district of Drogheda.

The tender commission sought a work that resonates with the spatial and physical aspects of the new space, contemporary in expression, in response to the character of this new public space.

The new artwork will be placed in the center of the new meeting space and will be designed and manufactured to withstand an outdoor urban environment.

Artists were asked to “examine ideas relating to light, incorporating light, regenerative fire, regeneration, renewal, coincidental events, church bells, sound waves, growth and regrowth, or other concepts related to Drogheda communities, collaboration and inclusion, giving tangible form to aspects of meeting spaces”.

The successful artist will be responsible for designing, creating, delivering the site and liaising with the installation’s consulting engineers – expected to take place in September 2022.

Three artworks have been submitted and as part of community engagement and participation, members of the public are now being asked to give their opinion on which of the three design proposals would be their preferred choice.

The results of this process are only one of many that the review committee will consider in their deliberations, but an important one that will also generate considerable interest and comment.

The three works are titled:

1. Artwork – Concept Image 1

2. Infinite Spiral – Concept Image 2

3. Inspired to meet – Concept photo 3

A link to the public survey below gives the opportunity to view and select your favorite design.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TLTF996 which will be broadcast via Louth County Council social media platforms. The deadline to submit your point of view is Thursday, May 5 at 5 p.m.

Further information: PEACE IV Office, Louth County Council, Town Hall, Crowe Street, Dundalk. Email: PeaceIV@louthcoco.ie

This project is commissioned by Louth County Council and is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV program managed by the Special EU Programs Body (SEUPB).

Co-funding was provided by the Northern Ireland Executive Office and the Department of Rural and Community Development, Ireland.

1. Artwork – Concept Image 1

2. Infinite Spiral – Concept Image 2

3. Inspired to meet – Concept photo 3