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Dexterous Dan.

He broke the mould.

Dan Donnelly


Smithfield, Dublin 7.


Thanks Przemyslaw Zbieron


This morning.

Artist Alan Butler (centre), Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland (right) and Sculpture Dublin Programme Director Karen Downey at the official launch of Alan’s ‘Smithfield Utah’ as part of the Dublin City Council Sculpture Dublin initiative.

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This morning.

Dame Street, Dublin 2.

Artist Alan Phelen at the official unveiling of the first sculpture commissioned and created as part of the Dublin City Council Sculpture Dublin initiative. Mr Phelan won a €50,000 commission for his piece called ‘RGB Sconce, Hold Your Nose’, now placed on the Daniel O’Connell Plinth outside City Hall to already some chagrin.

We’ll learn to love it.

Or will we?

*squints eyes*

Saturday: Replacing The Liberator

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Magnus V free-form ash sculpture created by Irish designer, Joseph Walsh


Molesworth Street, Dublin 2

Artist Joseph Walsh‘s ‘Magnus V‘ commissioned by IPUT Real Estate for the reception of their flagship office development at number 10 Molesworth Street arrives. It was installed during the early hours of Saturday morning. The sculpture can be viewed from today by the public from the junction of South Frederick Street and Molesworth Street.

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The interconnected, interlocking scaffolded book sculptures of New York based artist and graphic designer Stephen Doyle, who describes them as:

“miniature monuments, testaments to the power of language and metaphors of imagination….I conjured sculptures in which the lines of text shook off the shackles of the page, leapt up, out of the book, and started conferring with their neighboring lines of text, creating an aerial network of language, turning text into synapse, circulation… I soon realized that these three-dimensional diagrams seemed to have a poetic power of their own, recontextualizing language and ideas into sculptural forms, inspired by the books themselves.”



The metal insects and prehistoric organisms of Dr Allan Drummond – an associate professor of biochemistry at the University of Chicago.

Each biologically realistic ’specimen’ starts life as a 3D Blender rendering, later cast in bronze of silver with the help of jewellery designers, then assembled into meticulous, enlarged representations of the actual creatures.

You can follow his process here.


The absurd, whimsical wooden sculptures of Italian artist Willy Verginer – lifelike subjects bisected by strips of monochrome paint, exuding bubbles from their heads and fingertips.

Most of these figures are from his recent series, ‘Rayuela’, Spanish for hopscotch and the title of Julio Cortázar’s counter-novel that can be read from front to back or vice versa – a stream-of-consciousness style, producing varying endings and meanings depending on the reader’s sequence.