Laois County Council is commissioning a permanent public art / sculpture under the Per Cent for Art scheme for the Roundabout entering Portlaoise at O’Moore Park on the Abbeyleix Road from exit 17 off the M7 Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

roundabout Laois

As a gateway into Portlaoise, this permanent public art / sculpture should capture the essence of Portlaoise, it’s history and current cultural themes for it’s local population, visitors and people undertaking business in the town.

This roundabout is positioned on one of the gateway roads into the centre of Portlaoise and therefore placement of this artwork will be visibly on entering and departing the town of Portlaoise.

Various approaches and levels of public engagement are both important and welcomed as part of this Per Cent for Art project. Collaborative partnerships are also welcome, should artists wish to partner with another artist for this project.

Artists are invited to express their interest in being considered for this project at the first stage of this commission. Artists may do this by completing the application form and submission of a CV and images / details of recent relevant works / projects.

The closing date for receipt of Stage 1 completed application form together with supporting documentation and material is 12 noon, Friday 9th August, 2019.

The total budget for the project is €71,000. This includes the costs of any materials, artist’s fees, design development, artists’ insurance, supply and installation, plinths or other siting requirements, signage, travel, and any other costs incurred in the production of the project / artwork. The artist will be responsible for meeting all of these costs out of the total budget allocated.

Applicants can make enquiries regarding the commission to Rina Whyte, email or by telephone + 353 87 238 9591.

For more information and Application form click here Artist Brief – Roundabout.






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