The Dublin Art in Public Places program is more than 20 years old and has grown from one sculpture in 1990 to more than 70 sculptural elements today.
In 1988, the City of Dublin and Dublin Arts Council developed the Art in Public Places Program to enhance the quality of life for Dublin residents and visitors. The program has received extensive local and national recognition in publications such as the New York Times and Landscape Architecture magazine.
Dublin Art in Public Places Cell Phone Tour
The geographically dispersed installations are now part of an established public art tour throughout the city. The cell phone tour now provides a current, comprehensive and interactive guide to the collection. The initial stops on the Dublin Art in Public Places Cell Phone Tour feature interviews with artists and those close to Dublin's award-winning public artworks have been recorded and prepared in approximate two-minute segments that speak about the inspiration and creation of each sculpture. The tour emcompasses Dublin's large-scale commissioned artworks and those acquired through the three-year Titration on-loan exhibition series. The tour is available 24 hours a day, anywhere phone service can be accessed, whether from a home or via a cell phone while viewing the artworks. Tour content will be updated periodically to include additional information from artists and other professionals who will contribute to a deeper understanding of the collection.