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Andrew Hetherington, CEO, Business to Arts, Helen Carroll, Head of Communications & Partnerships, Business to Arts with Dublin based artist Ed Miliano, and Vincent Harrison, Managing Director, Dublin Airport for the announcement of the 2018 Allianz Business to Arts Awards commissioned awards sculpture. Picture Robbie Reynolds

Andrew Hetherington, CEO, Business to Arts, Helen Carroll, Head of Communications & Partnerships, Business to Arts with Dublin based artist Ed Miliano, and Vincent Harrison, Managing Director, Dublin Airport for the announcement of the 2018 Allianz Business to Arts Awards commissioned awards sculpture. Picture Robbie Reynolds

Each year Dublin Airport Authority generously commission an artist to create a suite of eight sculptures which arebe awarded to the winning companies. Uniquely daa have awarded this commission every year for the life of these Awards. Previous artists have included 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.

 

‘Shine’ by Dublin based artist Ed Miliano for the 2018 Allianz Business to Awards

‘Shine’ by Dublin based artist Ed Miliano for the 2018 Allianz Business to Awards

 

The sculptures are an abstraction of a collection of buildings. Much of human activity — including business and industry — takes place in buildings and they are, in a way, life’s stage set. A sun, imagined as a cut-out circle, rises above the city and sheds light. As it is an open circle it also suggests the exchange of ideas — allowing light and creativity to flow through the city. The sculptures are made from wood that has been painted in oil with part covered in gold leaf. The sculpture stands on a metal base of mild steel.”

 

Materials used: Wood, mild steel, gold leaf.

 

 

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

Paul O’Kane

Chief Communications Officer

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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

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2016 'Destination'<br />
by Cara Murphy

2016 'Destination'
by Cara Murphy

2015 'Corballis'<br />
by Michelle Byrne<br />

2015 'Corballis'
by Michelle Byrne

2014 'Harmony'<br />
by Grainne Watts

2014 'Harmony'
by Grainne Watts

2013 'Balance'<br />
by Donnacha Cahill

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<br />

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<br />

2008 'Flight'
by Kevin O'Dwyer

2007 'Tides'<br />
by Alva Gallagher

2007 'Tides'
by Alva Gallagher

2006 'Dancers'<br />
by Liam O'Neill

2006 'Dancers'
by Liam O'Neill


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