PUBLIC ART AT YORK ROAD – RED METAL THINGS
If you know of a Red Metal Thing in Ireland please let me know and I will try to photograph it.
“Red Metal Things” is What I Call This Type Of Public Art if it is in fact public art [sometimes I am not certain and especially if the work is not identified]. There Are Many Examples In both parts of Ireland and they are usually painted red however I have see one in Cork that was painted blue. This example, not signed or identified, is located on York Road on the South Side of the East Link Bridge [recently renamed the Tom Clarke Bridge].
Public art is a broad term which refers to artworks in any media created for and sited either temporarily or permanently in public places. Public places are generally associated with external spaces; however, artworks can be situated outside in private spaces, such as shopping centres and private housing developments, or in public spaces.
Twelve Irish sculptors and two guests from the USA and Scotland participated in the 1983 Arklow Steel Symposium hosted by Arklow Engineering. The completed works were temporarily sited as an outdoor exhibition along the then newly completed East-Link Bridge in Dublin. I suspect that this particular was part of the exhibition.