Caroline Cowley in conversation with Grainne Coughlan
“Working with artists within the local authority has the potential to change how we all do things. I am aware too that while the artist may work on these local platforms, their reputational reach is International. I am interested in how the local responds to the global through art, where the site/s are constantly shifting and making different connections back to Fingal.”
Caroline Cowley is Public Art Officer for Fingal County Council, Grainne Coughlan is a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media, at Dublin Institute of Technology, and a freelance writer and researcher. Against the backdrop of the launch of Infrastructure, Fingal Arts Office per cent for art programme 2017 – 2021, Create News 25 features an excerpt of a conversation they had concerning Public Art, arts infrastructure, local authorities and the distinction between collaborative, co-produced and socially engaged art.