Sculpture at Westport Quay
Custom House Studios in cooperation with Mayo County Council are pleased to host an outdoor exhibition of contemporary sculpture at Westport Quay, Co. Mayo in Summer 2021.
Westport is the premier tourist towns in the west of Ireland. It has the distinction of being one of Ireland’s few planned towns. One of the chief architectural landmarks of Westport is Westport House, former home of Lord Sligo, Earl of Altamont. The town is situated at the entrance to Clew Bay dominated by Croagh Patrick in the background. Its location led to the development of the Quay area. Westport was Mayo’s main port until the coming of the railways in the 1870s.
No longer used for commercial shipping, now an amenity area, a suburb notable for its many warehouse conversions, restaurants and pubs. Location of the Clew Bay Heritage Centre, a small museum celebrating the history of Westport and maritime history of Clew Bay. It also includes the training ground of Westport United, and is popular sea swimming place.
This is a temporary exhibition of high quality contemporary sculpture June – September 2021 at the public amenity at Westport Quay Co Mayo, in compliance with CV-19 restrictions. Opportunities for artists to exhibit sculpture works in a prominent amenity outdoor area. Sculptors are invited to submit proposals for exhibition which are; –
– Professional and contemporary works in sculpture.
– Made in a manner and from materials suitable for exhibition outdoors.
– Can be exhibited safely outdoors.
– May or may not be site specific.
– Existing works not previously exhibited.
– New works.
– Works are feasible to exhibit outdoors.
Applications and proposals to be sent by email only to : Admin@customhousestudios.ie
Please send all information in one pdf attachment only. Closing date 28th March 2021.
Applications should include ;- Written statement proposal (max 400 words) for proposed sculpture at Westport Quay. 2 images of proposed sculpture. Dimensions of sculpture(H x W x D) and details of materials and installation. Insurance value for each work. CV (max 2 pages), and max 2 images of previous works in sculpture. Please include contact name, phone number and email.
Ten sculptures to be selected for exhibition by a peer selection panel. Not more than one sculpture from each applicant. Exhibition fee will be paid to selected artists.
Further information at Admin@customhousestudios.ie 098 28735 / 086 2325516.
See the brief here: