GM#4 Fuzzball by Nevan Lahart
GM#4 Fuzzball by Nevan Lahart

The Art of Choice

DCU Cultural Arts Office is inviting staff and students to help choose a new artwork for the University's Art Collection. We want to bring your ideas, curiosity and open minds to the acquisition process. The six week project will run from January to February 2021, where selected participants will go behind the scenes to visit professional artists at work in their studios, be brought to different types of exhibitions; and will listen to a series of talks by established curators.

The Art of Choice

Discussion will focus on personal taste, the public audience and the practicalities of choosing artwork for a permanent collection in a university setting.  If this is a project you'd like to be part of please click here for more information. Supported by DCU Quality Improvement Fund. The project will require both work and personal time which will be spaced out over the period of six weeks. There are only 8-10 places on this project. We are seeking expressions of interest from both DCU staff and students who would like to take part. Your expression of interest should be emailed to dcuartsandculture@dcu.ie addressing the following questions;

  1. Why do you wish to be part of this project? 

  2. What is your favourite artist/artwork and why? 

  3. Is there a public area of DCU you would like to see a new work of art exhibited. 

Announcing the details of this project, DCU Cultural Arts Officer Marcella Bannon said; “We all have our personal tastes and preferences when it comes to art. But often we’re not very comfortable or confident sharing an opinion on its aesthetic value. It is my hope that this project will help participants to clarify their own taste, choice and to contribute to the DCU Arts Collection: a collection belonging to DCU’s Community. I believe collecting art is experiential, from meeting the artist to understanding and sharing the story behind the work. I want to build on the University Art Collection, in a way that is relevant and matters to our staff and students."