St. Mary's Secondary School, Ballina

New School Developments

Per Cent for Art Commission

St. Mary’s Secondary School, Ballina, Co. Mayo

St. Mary’s Secondary School, Ballina, Co. Mayo, invites proposals for the commission of an Artwork / Artworks to be funded under the Per Cent for Art Scheme in connection with our new school building. Artists / Architects / Designers are invited to tender for the project in a two-stage process. Proposals are welcome from both individuals and collectives, and from those working across a range of disciplines and a broad scope of creative approaches. We are interested in physical artwork(s) that integrate into and enhance the public spaces of our school, within the building and / or on the extensive exterior grounds. We welcome proposals that have an interactive and / or engaging element and that are vibrant and innovative in design / approach. We envisage that within the budget, a public art project that results in one or multiple physical artworks may be commissioned by an individual or a collective.

Budget
The value of the commission is €43,500 including VAT and taxes.

Stage One Deadline
Friday November 19th 2021 at 12:00pm

Brief
This is a two-stage open competition. Proposals will be short-listed for development in Stage Two. A fee of €300 will be paid to short-listed artists for further development of their proposal. Please read the brief for further details about the commission, location and school community. The brief, site maps, and a virtual tour of the new building are available below:

Site Visit took place on 13.10.2021
Please find attached Artist Impression Visuals

Deadline for Queries
Friday November 12th 2021 at 12:00pm. All queries should be directed to the Curator.

On Friday November 6th 2020, construction began of a new state-of-the-art school for the St. Mary's Secondary School.
Kilcawley Construction was appointed as the main contractor. Construction of the new school campus is due to have an estimated build time of 18 months.

Some of the facilities include:

25 General Classrooms
Music Room
Multimedia Room
Textiles Room
Technical Graphics Room
Design & Communication Graphics Room
4 Science Laboratories
2 Preparation Areas
2 Art, Craft & Design Rooms
2 Home Economics Rooms
Technology Room
Technologies Preparation Room
Student Canteen
General Purposes Room
Library
Meditation Room
PE Hall with changing Facilities
Fully Equipped Fitness Suite
4 Basketball Courts
Football Pitch

Aug 29
2022
Staff Planning Meetings
Aug 30
2022
1st year students Induction Day
Aug 31
2022
6th year students including LCA 2 Return to School
Sep 01
2022
3rd year students Return to School
29-Jul-2022
Best wishes to Clodagh Gill has been selected to represent Ireland at the upcoming European Youth Olympic Festival
12-Jul-2022
Best of luck to St Mary's F1 racing team competing in the schools world final in Silverstone, UK! They are the first all female team to represent Ireland!
12-Jul-2022
Best of luck to St Mary's F1 racing team competing in the schools world final in Silverstone, UK! They are the first all female team to represent Ireland! Best of luck Leah, Emma, Laura and Julianne, we're so proud of you!
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