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Afloat.ie: North Wall Quay Shines Bright

15th December 2009
Afloat.ie: North Wall Quay Shines Bright
Visitors to North Wall Quay in Dublin’s Docklands are set to encounter an unusual and dramatic visual spectacle with the launch of ‘Flow’, a stunningly illuminated public artwork. Commissioned by the Docklands Authority, renowned artist Martin Richman has transformed an unused gas station on the quayside into a brightly lit beacon. Inspired by the banded wrapping of the freight containers associated with the river, the sparkling sequins reflect the light and pattern on the glazed surface of the structure.

 

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Above: Ros Kavanagh's photograph does the Docklands 'Flow' justice

Loretta Lambkin, Director of Marketing at the Docklands Authority, said, “Martin Richman’s installation at North Wall Quays is one of many initiatives included in the Docklands Authority’s Arts Strategy demonstrating its commitment to the development of the arts and culture throughout the Docklands area. We encourage Dubliners to come and experience this attraction for themselves, particularly after dark when it especially comes to life.”

Martin Richman was educated at St. Martins School of Art in London. His work addresses issues concerning light, colour and space both in the private and public realms. As well as a strong studio practice and producing work for exhibitions and private houses, Martin Richman has completed many public projects from stand-alone sculptures to collaborative works with architects and engineers. Richman is well known for the transformation of Tyseley Energy Waste Facility, in Birmingham (1997) in collaboration with architect Ray Perry – the project received a RSA award.

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