Public Art | Róisín de Buitléar

By: Róisín De Buitléar  05/12/2011
Keywords: glass, Sculpture, Steel Sculpture

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Róisín has been awarded a commission to make a sculpture for the new Sensory Garden at Áras an Úachtaráin, the official residence of the President of Ireland located in the Phoenix park Dublin. The Glass and steel sculpture is due for completion in September 2011.

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Port Láirge  Waterford  Vedrarfjordr

Founded in 914, Waterford is older than all the North European capitals except Paris and London. It is the only Irish city to retain its Viking place name – Vedrarfjordr – an Old Norse word meaning  ‘haven from the windy sea’ or ‘winter port’. The Irish named the city, Port Láirge, the port of the thigh.

Róisín de Buitléar was commissioned by Waterford city council to create a signature piece for the newly developed plaza on the Mall, situated in front of the Waterford Crystal building in Waterford city centre. A minimal form using layers of glass light and steel are combined to create a contemporary sculpture. Layers of finely woven silk, drawings and embroidered threads illustrate the location of the Viking quarter and medieval areas of the city. The location is used as a gathering point for walking tours of the city. At night, the sculpture is illuminated revealing its transparency translucency and illusion of height.

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Ranelagh arts festival

Take away Triangle is a community-based artwork, which is in situ for the duration of the Ranelagh arts festival. Located on the triangle in central Ranelagh ‘Take Away Triangle’ is an outdoor participatory artwork led by Róisín de Buitléar and Maree Hensey. It proposes to initiate a dialogue about the Angle, a historical landmark in the village. Its purpose is to explore what the change in focus for this central location in Ranelagh means to the community, and what they feel about the current identity of the ‘angle’. The plants are a reference to the horticultural history of the area. By involving the community in a ‘drop in planting project’ the artists can engage with the public, develop a debate and stimulate discussions around what the Triangle is used for. Opinions, ideas and critiques are being collected from members of the community including local school children, passers by and local residents. Suggested uses for the space are being recorded and planted in the scheme. After the 10-day festival the community, are invited to take away a section of the planting, to plant it in their own garden, thus reclaiming the angle metaphorically

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Monday, June 7th, 2010

Glass Installation, Blackrock College Dublin, Ireland.

President Mc Aleese unveils Glass installation in the St Paul Building, commissioned by the Past Pupils association of Blackrock College, to commemorate the sesquicentennial year of education at Blackrock college, Co Dublin.

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Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Castle Espie Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre Comber Co Down. 2000 mm x 3500 mm Hot worked and blown glass Commissioned by Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust UK.

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Pobal Scoil Chorca Dhuibhne An Daingean Co Chiarraí. 8m x 50m Spine Wall of Secondary School. Collaborative work with Maree Hensey.

Steel. Per cent for Art Commission.

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

W5 Science and Discovery Centre, Odyssey Belfast. Glass bridge spanning 5 floors of the museum. 10m x 2.5m Laminated etched glass and steel Commissioned by the National Museums of Northern Ireland.

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

National Botanical Gardens Dublin Herbarium Building. detail Entrance glazed section 1000mm x 1000mm Blown hot formed glass etched laminated on 3 planes Commissioned by the OPW.

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Project | Róisín de Buitléar

Learning how children can be part of a national campaign to save water starting in their own home and school.Learning about glass, its inherent qualities, uses, and accessibility to them as an exciting material in which to transfer ideas and concepts, which helps to bring awareness on water conservation.