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Mayo based artist Emma Bourke, Vincent Harrison, Managing Director, Dublin Airport and Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive, Business to Arts unveil 'Symbiotic', this years limited edition awards sculpture commissioned by daa for the 28th year. Picture Conor McCabe Photography.

Mayo based artist Emma Bourke, Vincent Harrison, Managing Director, Dublin Airport and Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive, Business to Arts unveil ‘Symbiotic’, this years limited edition awards sculpture commissioned by daa for the 28th year. Picture Conor McCabe Photography.

 

Each year Dublin Airport Authority generously commission an artist to create a suite of eight sculptures which are awarded to the winning companies. Uniquely daa have awarded this commission every year for the life of these Awards. Previous artists have included Ed Miliano, Michelle Byrne, Seamus Gill, Felim Egan, Dick Joynt, Grace Weir, Cormac Boydell and Kevin O’Dwyer – see gallery below. Cothú and Aer Rianta first worked together with the idea of supporting emerging Irish artists by commissioning a limited edition original sculpture each year, for the annual Business to Arts Awards, rather than follow the trend of purchasing award pieces ‘off the shelf’. It is of enormous credit to the changing staff over the years at Aer Rianta and latterly Dublin Airport Authority that their commitment to this process never waned.

 

‘Symbiotic’ by Emma Bourke for the 2019 Allianz Business to Awards

‘Symbiotic’ by Emma Bourke for the 2019 Allianz Business to Arts Awards

“My research into botanical mythology helps me appreciate how communities have developed. It enables me to construct a sense of place within increasingly international systems of communication and visual information. Symbiotic, refers to the complex relationship between people and plants. Essential to successful ecosystems, a rapport between the two allows both to thrive, similar to that of a creative partnership between arts and business: from seed migration to cultivation to medicinal uses; from local to global contexts. Successful ecologies emerge, with people working together to develop results.”

 

Materials used: glass and wood.

 

 

daa is proud to have supported Business to Arts for more than two decades.

Paul O’Kane

Chief Communications Officer

daa

This is the sponsorship with which we at Dublin Airport Authority are longest associated. It really is a great commission, and each year we look forward to seeing what the artists will create.

Paul O’Kane

Chief Communications Officer

daa

Fantastic that Dublin Airport Authority commissions new art every year. It gets people thinking about the crafts and applied arts in a different way.

Grainne Watts

Award Sculpture Artist

(2014)

The process of selecting an artist for the commission is a real pleasure, as it gives company executives the opportunity to be exposed to the best of Irish creative design.

Paul O’Kane

Chief Communications Officer

daa

2018 'Shine'<br />
by Ed Miliano

2018 'Shine'
by Ed Miliano

2017 'Dream Roads'<br />
by Kevin Callaghan

2017 'Dream Roads'
by Kevin Callaghan

2016 'Destination'<br />
by Cara Murphy <br />

2016 'Destination'
by Cara Murphy

2015 'Corballis'<br />
by Michelle Byrne

2015 'Corballis'
by Michelle Byrne

2014 'Harmony'<br />
by Grainne Watts

2014 'Harmony'
by Grainne Watts

2013 'Balance'<br />
by Donnacha Cahill<br />

2013 'Balance'
by Donnacha Cahill

2012 'Stripped Bulb'<br />
by Catherine Keenan<br />

2012 'Stripped Bulb'
by Catherine Keenan

2011 'Flux'<br />
by Mark Hanvey<br />

2011 'Flux'
by Mark Hanvey

2010 'Sum of It's Parts'<br />
by Nuala O'Donovan

2010 'Sum of It's Parts'
by Nuala O'Donovan

2009 'Transition' <br />
by Cheryl Brown<br />

2009 'Transition'
by Cheryl Brown

2008 'Flight' <br />
by Kevin O'Dwyer

2008 'Flight'
by Kevin O'Dwyer

2007 'Tides'<br />
by Alva Gallagher

2007 'Tides'
by Alva Gallagher


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