The Bishop William O’Higgins Heritage Project committee seeks expressions of interest from artists of all levels of experience in developing a new artwork to be situated outside the church on St. Mary’s Street Drumlish, Co. Longford. The commission is to commemorate the life of Bishop William O’Higgins and his particular significance to the local area. The commissioners are seeking a figurative bronze sculpture of Bishop O’Higgins.
Please Note: The project is subject to securing part funding through the EU LEADER Rural Development Programme.
The total budget of €65,000 is inclusive of all expenses and VAT. The successful artist will be responsible for the artwork including installation within the budget.
The proposed site is beside the Church car park which fronts onto St. Mary Street on the R198, which is the main route from Longford Town.
A site visit will take place on Saturday 20 May at 1.30pm
This is a single stage commission. The selection panel is comprised of representation from the Heritage committee, the local community and an independent professional artist.
• Artistic merit and distinctiveness of proposed artwork (30/100)
• Previous experience of working in this context (30/100)
• Clear and complete project outline & budget (20/100)
• Perceived ability to realise the commission & confidence that the proposal
will be realised within the budget (20/100)
Submissions should include:
1. Application Form
2. Curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages)
3. Examples of previous relevant work, no more than 8 images (hardcopy, CD or USB)
4. Expression of interest (maximum 6 pages) outlining:
- technical outline, construction and installation process for the artwork
- visual representation, design/drawings
- a full financial breakdown of the budget
Submissions should be posted in hard copy to:
Bishop William O’Higgins Applications
Visual Artists Ireland,
Windmill View House,
4 Oliver Bond St,