4.14.2 Art Interpretation

A guide to art located in city parks, called Art in Parks has been prepared by Dublin City Council (see http://dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-dublin-city-parks/art-parks).

This presents an introduction to the park, the artwork and the artist who created it, which will enliven the experience of viewing art for visitors. With the high usage of mobile technology and social media, as reflected in our Parks Survey, it is desirable to make interpretive material easily available in new formats. More detailed background stories or video clips of artists in digital format will add value to how art is experienced in city parks. To further advance this a pilot smartphone interpretation project was undertaken for the Oscar Wilde sculpture in Merrion Square, which may be accessed at: www.dublincity.ie/DublinArtinParks. This provides a multi-lingual text and audio description of the artwork as well as a video of the sculptor for smartphones using a quick response (QR) code located at the sculpture.

Image showing Adult and Child Seat by Jim Flavin St Catherine’s Park