Marymount Percent for Art Commission Contract

Public Art Programme - Open Call to Artists

Artists are invited to submit CV’s and images for consideration to be placed on a shortlist for creating a permanent outdoor artwork for the above well-known development for elderly care and palliative care services. The aggregate value of the commission is €61,500.

Artist Shortlist

Up to five artists will be shortlisted and invited to make a detailed proposal including costs. Each of the 5 shortlisted artists will be paid a fee of €500 if they make a valid proposal. Those submitting may be invited to present their work to the selection panel.

Interested Artists

Submission for consideration shall include a CV with up to 12 images of previous outdoor or large scale work. All images should be in JPEG or PDF format. Images may be in printed format or on CD.  The submission shall be in a sealed envelope and shall be forwarded to the Tender Box in the main reception of Marymount University Hospital & Hospice, Curraheen, Co Cork, Ireland and must be clearly marked as follows:-

Closing date:  4pm on Friday 31st October 2014

Submissions by Email will not be accepted.

Detailed Proposals

Up to 5 artists will be asked to make a detailed submission to the selection panel for consideration. The shortlisted artists will be asked to make proposals which may include some of the following:

-     sketch of the artwork and/or maquette

-        detailed costings which should include the design, delivery and installation of the artwork, the cost of the installation to be covered by Marymount.

-        the artist will be asked to show that the artwork can be designed and sited for contract price.

-        the commissioned artist may be asked to submit an engineer’s report on the artwork

-        a valid Tax Clearance Certificate

The selected artist will be expected to complete the artwork within 8 months of being contracted.

Key Dates (approximate)


October - closing date for receipt of expressions of interest.

November - shortlisted artists notified.

November/December -site visits dates and times to be arranged.

February -detailed submissions deadline.


March- artist informed and contracted.

October -installation of artwork.

November/December- completion of artwork. 


The Brief

It will be an open brief for an outdoor permanent artwork in any medium, considered appropriate to outdoor exposure and longevity.  A number of sites will be available to inspect on the grounds, including one close to the South Ring Road.


The Development of Marymount

The hospital relocated all its services from the old hospital on Wellington Road in the centre of Cork City to its new development and facility at Curraheen in September 2011. 

The identity of the hospital stems from its foundation in 1870 by the Religious Sisters of Charity, and is inextricably linked with the Order and its Catholic ethos.  It is a proud, modern, caring and compassionate organisation, with university status and strong links to the community it serves.  It welcomes anyone in need of its services, irrespective of means, belief system, ethnicity or status, and strives to deliver the best possible care for each and every patient and resident.  It is a voluntary hospital, and, while working closely with the statutory health services, it values its independence for the freedom of action it affords.

 Marymount University Hospital & Hospice provides two distinct services, the specialist palliative care service in the hospice, and the service for older people in the hospital.  Both have an enviable reputation for excellent care, and both aspire to maintain and to enhance the highest care standards.

Marymount’s competencies always include professional knowledge, impeccable clinical skills, respect for people as individuals, a patient focus, life-long learning, a caring attitude, and a commitment to quality.  We believe we make a difference in people’s lives, not just because of the care that we provide, but also because of the way this care is provided.

One of our attributes that inspires regular favourable comment is that we are welcoming, to patients and residents, to their families, to visitors, and to new staff.  The hospital’s core values are compassion, justice, advocacy, quality, and respect. 


All queries should be addressed to

Aoife O’Connor

Marymount University Hospital & Hospice, Curraheen, Co. Cork



Tel: +353 (021) 4390805