An Urgent Enquiry
Call out for artists to collaborate with biodiversity specialists along Ireland’s East Coast in a unique public art project which will bring art and science together.
Submissions now open
The influences of climate change and its effects on biodiversity is more than merely an issue of our time, it is an urgent one. Wexford County Council, Fingal County Council and Dublin City Council came together to put out a call for artists interested in exploring this area of art and ecology to apply to be part of a new environmental residency programme entitled An Urgent Enquiry.
Artists are invited to submit an application to take part and to collaborate with biodiversity specialists along Ireland’s east coast. For these participating local authorities, nothing seemed more pertinent then the influences of climate change and its effects on the biodiversity linking their shared coastline and the potential to bring art and science together.
The Urgent Enquiry team are located within the local authority and through their collective experience of commissioning public art, were mindful that this subject matter be explored meaningfully and perhaps act as a catalyst for change. With this in mind they have joined forces with those tasked with managing the biodiversity of each area towards this shared agenda and by offering these series of site specific residencies.
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