'The Art Park' launch at Spencer Dock
The Sebastian Guinness Gallery announces the launch of the ‘The Art Park'.
Located to the rear of the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) in Spencer Dock on Mayor Street Upper, The Art Park has been created as a community, public art and recreational space for the purposes of a local, national and international contemporary visual arts programme.
Utilising the rear wall of the CCD, The Art Park features Dublin's largest outdoor visual arts screen and will provide a blank projection canvas for digital media, video art, animation, film, photography and literature. The recreational space of this urban park will provide an additional platform for outdoor sculpture, exhibitions and community initiatives.
The Sebastian Guinness Gallery will be responsible for the overall curation of the arts programme, with both gallery and guest-curated events. Adjoining retail units will be available as exhibition spaces for project related or individual exhibitions.
The Art Park will be officially launched on Tuesday 14th December (5-8pm) showcasing selected images from the recently published book ‘Phot20graphy' which celebrates 20 years of the iconic fashion and portrait photography of Barry McCall.
‘Phot20graphy' features many national and international names from the worlds of arts, entertainment and sports including Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne, Imelda May, Anna Friel, John Banville, Brian O'Driscoll, Saoirse Ronan, Stephen Rea, Van Morrison, Gavin Friday, Boyzone and David Norris.
Produced in partnership with Brown Thomas all the proceeds from this beautifully produced limited edition book of 300 images (€80) will go to the Irish Society for the Protection for Cruelty to Children (ISPCC). ‘Phot20graphy' can be purchased from all Brown Thomas regional outlets, BT2 and on night of launch.
Currently screening is a pre-launch 3D digital projection created by the Dublin based graphic designers Noho as a tribute to the continuous innovation of Dublin city. This content was originally created for the recent Innovation Dublin Festival.
The Art Park project was initiated by Treasury Holdings, Spencer Dock and the Dublin Docklands Development Authority.
For further information on The Art Park please contact Sarah Owens at 01 672014
or 086 806 5828 Sebastian Guinness Gallery, 18 Eustace Street, Dublin 2.