4.14.3 Sculpture Park

A park dedicated to sculpture does not currently exist in the City Council administrative area. Well known international examples of sculpture parks include the Museé Rodin in Paris, the Louisiana Skulpturparken in Denmark and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in England.

The Yorkshire park was established in 1977 with the goal of ‘Great art for everyone’. This park is set within 500 acres on an 18th century estate and attracts 300,000 visitors each year, which is estimated to contribute £5 million annually into the local economy.

There is potential to develop a well regarded sculpture park in one of our city parks to display both local and international artworks. This would contribute to the range of outdoor city visitor attractions currently available and help enhance the international identity of Dublin. Potential locations include St. Anne’s Park and Liffey Valley Park.

The establishment of a sculpture park may be linked to a future sculpture symposium or a major cultural event for the city.

Image of sculpture Nuria and Irma by Juame Plensa in Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Image of the sculpture 60 Degress by Kevin O’Dwyer in Lough Boora Scultpture Park