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A creative collaboration between the National College of Art & Design and Dublin Airport, Creative Journeys showcases the best of Irish art & design in one of Ireland's busiest gateways.

 
 
 

About Creative Journeys

 
 

Creative Journeys is a two-year public art program that brings together Dublin Airport and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD). Dublin Airport is proud to partner with NCAD where, since 1746, countless people have taken creative journeys in pursuit of their artistic ambition. Every year, millions of passengers start or finish journeys in Dublin Airport, coming from and connecting to the rest of the world. This partnership between Ireland's national gateway and Ireland's oldest art school celebrates these journeys.

Creative Journeys will give NCAD students, past and present, the opportunity to showcase their ideas and creative work to an international audience and will provide Dublin Airport passengers with a unique perspective into contemporary Irish art. 

 
 
 

Supported by Business to Arts, this new partnership will deliver a full public art programme at Dublin Airport over the next two years. Several sites have been chosen across the airport campus to host works within Creative Journeys. The sites are located in landside and airside areas to allow both departing and arriving passengers to view the works of art, and enabling members of the public who are at the airport but not travelling to view some ofthe installations.

‘We are delighted to be working in partnership with Dublin Airport on Creative Journeys. This project creates a fantastic opportunity for a wide public to experience some of the great work that is happening in NCAD and for NCAD students to gain invaluable experience of presenting their work in a highly publicspace. Ireland's creative sector represents an ambitious and internationally connected wealth of talent and NCAD is delighted to be able to give visitors to Dublin airport an opportunity to experience at first hand work by our emerging creative practitioners.’

—NCAD Director, Professor Sarah Glennie

 
 
 
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Location: Terminal 1, Pier 3, Airside

Location: Terminal 1, Pier 3, Airside

Location: Terminal 1, Pier 3, Airside

Location: Terminal 1, Pier 3, Airside

Creative Journeys Billboard Project - NCAD Open Call

Open to: All NCAD students, Alumni and Staff only

Exhibition Dates: November 2019 – April 2020

Submission deadline: 5pm, Friday 18 October 2019

Location: Terminal 1, Pier 3, Airside

About Creative Journeys

Creative Journeys is a two-year public art programme that brings together Dublin Airport, the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and Business to Arts. Every year, millions of passengers start or finish journeys in Dublin Airport, coming from and connecting to the rest of the world. This partnership between Ireland’s national gateway and Ireland’s oldest art school celebrates these journeys.

Supported by Business to Arts, this partnership is delivering a full public art programme at Dublin Airport. Several sites have been chosen across the airport campus to host works within Creative Journeys. The sites are located in landside and airside areas to allow both departing and arriving passengers to view the works of art, and enabling members of the public who are at the airport but not travelling to view some of the installations.

Dublin Airport, NCAD and Business to Arts are inviting past & present students and staff of NCAD to submit works for selection for the Billboard Project.

Criteria for submissions:

● A maximum of three images per applicant.

● Work will be considered for wall based high resolution installation.

● Work selected must be professionally presented as high-resolution image(s), and must be made available for selected work.

● All artworks submitted must be available for the dates of the selected exhibition.

● The closing date for entries is Friday 18 October by email only to creativejourneys@staff.ncad.ie by 5pm. Submissions will not be accepted in person and no late submissions will be accepted.

Billboard Display Specification

● The selected work will be printed on foamex board in the location, dimensions 2m (height) x 7m (length).

Location factors to consider:

● Terminal 1, Pier 3, Airside, is a busy corridor of Irish and international passengers going to and from their departure lounges.

● The artworks must take into consideration the busy environment, the individual passenger experience of an airport and how they encounter and experience the artwork, in addition to enhancing the environment it is located in.

● For the Billboard Project, selected work must focus on the 80th Birthday of Dublin Airport in 2020 for the content. This could include references to the historical context of the Collinstown site on which Dublin Airport is situated, the changed social and cultural environment in Ireland across the past 80 years, etc.

General Conditions

● Images that have already been publicly displayed are welcome.

● Pieces may only be submitted by the artist.

● NCAD reserves the right to reject work that they believe may be in breach of copyright.

● All artworks will be insured by NCAD while on display in Dublin Airport.

● No work may be removed from the final exhibition at Dublin Airport until after the close of the agreed exhibition.

● The artist allows Dublin Airport, NCAD, and Business to Arts to use images of the work for publicity purposes. This includes website (Dublin Airport, NCAD, Business to Arts and others), print (magazine, newspapers and trade publications), social media, etc.

● All artworks must be suitable for family audiences and for the diversity of passengers at Dublin Airport.

Artist Criteria

● The open submission is open to past or present students of NCAD or current staff at NCAD.

● The selected artist for the Billboard Project will receive a set honorarium fee of €1,250.

How to submit work:

● All entrants must download and complete the submission form for each exhibition, which is available here:

● One photograph to be sent per artwork with completed pdf submission form attached to the email, (all images in JPEG format. Max 1MB per image).

● Please ensure that the details are correct and that the image provided corresponds to the details submitted on the entry form. It is important all details are included.

Submission process

● All submissions will be assessed by members of a selection panel that includes the NCAD Director, representatives from Dublin Airport, a representative from Business to Arts and one external juror.

● The selection panel will shortlist a selection of works. All selected applicants will be notified within 4 weeks of deadline.

● NCAD Head of Innovation and Engagement, Head of School of Design and Head of School of Fine Art will manage and determine the selected exhibition for the artwork and location within the Dublin Airport campus.

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Creative Journeys Mapping Project - NCAD Open Call

Open to: all NCAD students, alumni and staff

Exhibition Dates: December 2019, with indefinite duration

Submission deadline: 5pm, Friday 22 November 2019

Location: Terminal 1, Baggage Hall, Airside

About Creative Journeys

Creative Journeys is a two-year public art programme that brings together Dublin Airport, the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and Business to Arts. Every year, millions of passengers start or finish journeys in Dublin Airport, coming from and connecting to the rest of the world. This partnership between Ireland’s national gateway and Ireland’s oldest art school celebrates these journeys.

Supported by Business to Arts, this partnership is delivering a full public art programme at Dublin Airport. Several sites have been chosen across the airport campus to host works within Creative Journeys. The sites are located in landside and airside areas to allow both departing and arriving passengers to view the works of art, and enabling members of the public who are at the airport but not travelling to view some of the installations.

Dublin Airport, NCAD and Business to Arts are inviting past & present students and staff of NCAD to submit works for selection for the Mapping Project.

Criteria for submissions:

● A maximum of three images per applicant.

● Work will be considered for wall based high resolution installation.

● Work selected must be professionally presented as high-resolution image(s), and must be made available for selected work.

● All artworks submitted must be available for the dates of the selected exhibition.

● The closing date for entries is Friday 22 November by email only to creativejourneys@staff.ncad.ie by 5pm. Submissions will not be accepted in person and no late submissions will be accepted.

Board/Vinyl Display Specification

● The selected work will be printed on printed foamex board/as a vinyl installation in the location.

● The dimensions of the space are indicated in the below diagram, along with a photograph:

Location factors to consider:

● Terminal 1, Baggage Hall, is one of the first places visitors to Ireland will dwell once they have cleared immigration, collected their baggage, and get ready for the next stage of their journey. The location is a natural place to display a map of Ireland, providing a fresh and contemporary visualisation of the island of Ireland.

● The artwork must take into consideration the busy environment, the individual passenger experience of an airport and how they encounter and experience the artwork.

● Submissions must challenge and enhance the environment it is located in, and re-imagine ideas of Ireland; its heritage, people, its beauty and landscape, the Irish warmth and welcome.

● For the Mapping Project, creative and stylised renderings of a map are welcome, however, the map should be recognisable as Ireland. It should also provide some cues to specific locations, destinations, icons/heroes, geographical or topological features or events, which appeal to visitors and provide some engaging and revealing information on the island they are about to visit. This is a great opportunity to promote hidden aspects of landscape, culture and heritage, which are as welcome as some of the more renowned or known sites in Ireland.

General Conditions

● Images that have already been publicly displayed are welcome.

● Pieces may only be submitted by the artist.

● NCAD reserves the right to reject work that they believe may be in breach of copyright.

● All artworks will be insured by NCAD while on display in Dublin Airport.

● No work may be removed from the final exhibition at Dublin Airport until after the close of the agreed exhibition.

● The artist allows Dublin Airport, NCAD, and Business to Arts to use images of the work for publicity purposes. This includes website (Dublin Airport, NCAD, Business to Arts and others), print (magazine, newspapers and trade publications), social media, etc.

● All artworks must be suitable for family audiences and for the diversity of passengers at Dublin Airport.

Artist Criteria

● The open submission is open to past or present students of NCAD or current staff at NCAD.

● The selected artist for the Mapping Project will receive a set honorarium fee of €1,250.

How to submit work:

● All entrants must download and complete the submission form for each exhibition, which is available to download on the following link https://www.creativejourneys.ie/.

● One photograph to be sent per artwork with completed pdf submission form attached to the email, (all images in JPEG format. Max 1MB per image).

● Please ensure that the details are correct and that the image provided corresponds to the details submitted on the entry form. It is important all details are included.

Submission process


● All submissions will be assessed by members of a selection panel that includes the NCAD Director, representatives from Dublin Airport, a representative from Business to Arts and one external juror.

● The selection panel will shortlist a selection of works. All selected applicants will be notified within 4 weeks of deadline.

● NCAD Head of Innovation and Engagement, Head of School of Design and Head of School of Fine Art will manage and determine the selected exhibition for the artwork and location within the Dublin Airport campus.

Dimensions and site for Mapping billboard artwork

Dimensions and site for Mapping billboard artwork

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Teamwork - Philip Napier and NCAD Fine Art students construct one of two forklifts at Terminal 2 (airside)

Teamwork - Philip Napier and NCAD Fine Art students construct one of two forklifts at Terminal 2 (airside)

NCAD Arrives at Dublin Airport

"Creative Journeys is part of a wider programme to help Dublin Airport provide an experience that is engaging and memorable, but also one that also creates a unique sense of place. Dublin Airport is proud to partner with NCAD, which fosters and inspires Ireland’s future artists." Vincent Harrison, Managing Director, Dublin Airport Authority (daa)

In the early stages of 2017, Dublin Airport Authority issued an open call for applications from arts agencies and organisations to work together in the production of a multiannual programme of exhibitions. The aim was to bring an enhanced public art programme to Dublin Airport, creating a unique sense of place and showcasing Ireland’s creative talent to the millions of visitors that pass through the airport terminals each year. The result is Creative Journeys; a two-year public art program born from a partnership between Dublin Airport and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), with support from Business to Arts.

In the early stages of the Creative Journeys project, both partners worked together to issue an open call to students, graduates and staff of NCAD and jointly selected the artwork that would feature in the exhibition programme. A small number of open calls additionally provided the opportunity for the Irish diaspora, as well as artists living in Ireland, to submit work for display. Louise Bannon, Head of Marketing at Dublin Airport, has reflected on the collaborative process: “Working in an airport environment can be challenging, particularly in airside areas.  We have learned together how to optimize the process and how best to bring art to life in an airport environment.”

Successful applications include the photographic installation of Bob Gray & Matthew Thompson, NCAD Illuminated, which captures the working practices of NCAD students across a range of disciplines. High-Flyers by Wexford artist Deirdre Byrne illustrates the landscape and seascape of Dublin Bay, a striking sight seen by passengers when on approach to the airport. In June 2018, the installation of the first of four Showreel (Film Installation) exhibitions created by students of the NCAD Media department and Moving Image installations by NCAD Communication Design Department. Additionally, the Object & Image exhibitions feature a selection of NCAD student and graduate work in a variety of media, including painting, print and textiles.

As well as granting NCAD students, graduates and staff the opportunity to showcase their talent to an international audience, the Creative Journeys partnership has allowed students to gain valuable practical experience in the realisation of site-specific artwork, including the installation of the large plywood forklift sculptures of Philip Napier, titled Visual Amenity 1&2

The Creative Journeys logo was designed by NCAD Designer in Residence Conor Foran, who developed the design concept by researching aeronautical maps, signs and symbols. The graphic work of Foran was expanded to the branded signage and print material surrounding the seven artistic sites in Dublin Airport and the creation of a purpose-built website, creating a recognisable visual identity for the Creative Journeys partnership.

Sarah Glennie, Director of NCAD, reflects on the positive outcomes of the Creative Journeys partnership: “This project creates a fantastic opportunity for a wide public to experience some of the great work that is happening in NCAD and for NCAD students to gain invaluable experience of presenting their work in a highly public space. Ireland's creative sector represents an ambitious and internationally connected wealth of talent and NCAD is delighted to be able to give visitors to Dublin Airport an opportunity to experience at first-hand work by our emerging creative practitioners.”

 

Creative Journeys

 

Brand Identity

Designer: Conor Foran

February 2018

The Creative Journeys brand identity was designed by NCAD Designer in Residence Conor Foran.  He developed the design concept by researching aeronautical maps, signs and symbols. The visual language of dots, concentric circles, weighted solid and dashed lines became a source of inspiration. Conor intentionally steered clear of stereotypical colour palettes commonly associated with much Irish branding to create this innovative design. 

 

Designwork courtesy of Conor Foran ©

 

Exhibition Spaces

 

TerMinal 2: MezzaNine (Landside)

Visual Amenity 1 & 2

April 2018 - February 2020

Artist: Philip Napier

Material: Plywood

The forklift structures are near replicas of each other and contain 72 interlocking pieces. They have been designed by deconstructing a small flat-pack model of a forklift vehicle and re-sizing the individual pieces to a much larger scale through a computer commanded cutting process — a kind of reverse engineering. The work is made from laser cut plywood. In their reproduced modular form, the forklifts are intended as an efficient and visually interesting way of thinking about the production and global movement of goods.

 

Photos courtesy of Derek McGarry ©

 

Terminal 2: Gate 412-414 (Airside)

Title: NCAD Illuminated

June 2018 - March 2020

Designer: Bob Gray
Photographer: Matthew Thompson
Materials: Vinyl on Glass

This installation is entitled ‘NCAD Illuminated’. Over the last five years Bob Gray (Red&Grey) and Matthew Thompson have captured, curated and communicated the working practices and outputs of NCAD students across a diverse range of creative disciplines. The series of colourful vignettes presented of past and present students and their work subtly reference the visual narrative of Harry Clarke, a famous NCAD alumni and Stained Glass artist. 

 

 

 

Photos/Images courtesy of Matthew Thompson, Bob Grey, & Willie Dillon ©

 

Terminal 1: Food Court (landside)

Exhibition: Film Installation (Showreel 1)

September 2018 - April 2019

The first Showreel exhibition opened in September 2018. The initial exhibition featured six fine art videos created by the NCAD Media Department.

Artists:

  • Elaine Hoey

  • Cliona Harmey

  • Alan Butler

  • Colin Martin

  • Ciaran Kelly

  • David Rogers

Artwork: Video

The first Showreel exhibition will opened in September 2018.  This initial exhibition features five fine art videos created by the NCAD Media Department. 

The site will then be used to feature three more moving image exhibitions over the next two years.  The content of all subsequent exhibitions will be selected via a series of open calls.

Moving Image (Showreel 2) - May 2019 - Aug 2019

Film Installation (Showreel 3) - Sept 2019 - Dec 2019

Moving Image (Showreel 4) - Jan 2020 - Apr 2020





 

 

Photos/Images courtesy of Derek McGarry ©

Moving Image (Showreel 2)

May 2019 - Aug 2019

Stories and how we tell them are at the core of human narrative. We exist in a world where the screen holds powerful cultural capital. Responding to developments in an ever-changing landscape, Moving Image Design offers a range of approaches at the nexus of traditional communication and the evolving world of digital media. This provides a range of exciting and expressive ways to tell a story, communicate an idea or to create an emotive response.

John Paul Dowling - Head of Department of Communication Design, NCAD

Designers:

·       Emma Caulfield

·       Louise Dukes

·       Laurence McDonald

·       Colleen Cummings & Megan Bullard

·       Adam Farrell & Chloe Ryan

·       Melodie Fox

·       Andrew Gelston

·       Daniela Leitner

·       Killian Fallon

·       Dom De Lisi

·       Roxanna Kanjeeva

Special thanks to NCAD Communication Design lecturers: Ed McGinley, Anthony O’Flynn & Brendon Deacy

 
 

Terminal 1: Pier 3 (Airside)

Title:  High-Flyers

October 2018 - March 2019

High-Flyers by Deirdre Byrne was selected from an initiative within the Creative Journeys programme entitled ‘The Billboard Project’, an open call to artists for submissions that provided a unique view of Ireland and its relationship with aviation.   High-Flyers is inspired by the work of the Wildlife Control Team at Dublin Airport who use kites designed to look like birds of prey to deter real birds from the airfield and induce them to change their flight path. The landscape and seascape visible below the birds is Dublin Bay, a familiar sight to many air passengers on approach to Dublin Airport.  

About the artist

Deirdre Byrne is a visual artist and illustrator originally from Gorey, County Wexford, currently living in Seville, Spain. She graduated in Fine Art Painting from the National College of Art and Design and completed their postgraduate course in Art and Design Education. Deirdre´s work has been exhibited in Ireland, Spain, China, Iceland and New Zealand.

www.deirdrebyrne.com

  

 
Artist Deidre Bryne reviews the installation of her work at Dublin Airport.

Artist Deidre Bryne reviews the installation of her work at Dublin Airport.

Photos/Images courtesy of Willie Dillon & Conor McCabe

 
 

terminal 2: 51ST & Green Lounge (Airside)

Objects & Images 1

The 51st & Green Lounge offered executive travelers the opportunity to enjoy the first in a series of three Objects & Images exhibitions between August 2018 and March 2020. 

Each of the three exhibitions will feature a selection of NCAD student and graduate work.

Objects & Images 1:  Aug 2018 - Dec 2018

The first Objects & Images exhibition at the 51st & Green lounge featured 10 artists recent graduates from NCAD. The exhibition represents a variety of disciplines and practices including painting, print and textile. 

Artists on display:

Roisin O'Donnell, Emma Hayes, Brigette Houlihan, Walker Shaw, Sinead Downes, Dónal Geheran, Micheline Huggard, Eimhin Farrell and Katie Wise.

Future Objects & Images Exhibitions:

O&I 2: July/August - December 2019 location TBC

 

Photos/Images courtesy of Derek McGarry and Willie Dillon©

Download exhibition map & price list:

 
Photograph by Eileen Hanratty

Photograph by Eileen Hanratty

Billboard Project 2

Lilian Bland by Mary Furlong

May 2019 -

Terminal 1: Pier 2 (Airside)

Lilian Bland by Mary Furlong was selected from an initiative within the Creative Journeys programme entitled ‘The Billboard Project’, an open call to artists for submissions that provided a unique view of Ireland and its relationship with aviation. Mary researched women in Irish aviation and made a piece in response to what she learned about Lilian Bland combining a quote of Lilian’s and a photograph she took at her local airfield in Trim.

 

Pioneer aviator Lilian Bland (1878–1971) was the first woman in the world to design, build and fly a plane. She did this in 1910 in County Antrim with her plane “The Mayfly”. Lilian was also a photographer, writer and artist. Lilian’s quote is courtesy of the Western Morning News from an article entitled 'A Woman Air Pioneer' written by Frank Ruhrmund, published on Tuesday February 8th 1966. 

 About the artist

Mary Furlong is a photographer currently living in Co. Meath. She is interested in stories, personal living histories and local places and their hidden histories, the commonplace and the generally overlooked. She is inspired by what she finds around her, everyday objects and situations, chance remarks, snippets and stories.

 www.missmaryfurlong.com

 

 

 

 

 

Further Information

Contact:

Derek McGarry

Head of Innovation & Engagement

National College of Art & Design

(E) mcgarryd@staff.ncad.ie

(T) 00 353 (01) 6364272

(M) 0877920279

Eileen Hanratty

Membership & Project Manager

Business To Arts

(E) eileen@businesstoarts.ie

(T) 00 353 (01) 662 9238

Sinead O'Donnell

Communications Coordinator

DAA

(E) sinead.odonnell@daa.ie

(M) 0871823043

 

Photos courtesy of Derek McGarry©

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