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
Wednesday October 13th 2021 at 2:30pm. Places will be limited. Please book your place by Friday October 8th at 12:00pm by contacting the Curator, Yvonne Cullivan, at percentforart@stmarysballina.ie

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

Sep 21
2021
School Closed: JCT Staff In-service
Sep 27
2021
Mercy Day / Opening of school year Mass
Oct 07
2021
Staff Meeting/Subject Department Planning
Oct 18
2021
Transition Year Parent Teacher Meeting
10-Sep-2021
Congratulations to Sarah McHale (1st year) who won the Mayo Schools Poster Competition organised by Mayo Education Center and Mayo GAA.
08-Sep-2021
Well done to every single student in the class of 2021 on reaching your full potential, we are so proud of you all and wish you every luck and blessing for your future!
04-Jun-2021
Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Class of 2021
Convent Hill, Ballina, Co. Mayo, F26 R928
353 96 70333
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