16 July 2012: Arts Council congratulates Irish architects exhibiting in the Venice Architecture Biennale

The Arts Council congratulates all architects from Ireland who will be exhibiting their work in Venice this year as part of the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale.

Ireland’s official representation at Venice in 2012 is being delivered by Commissioner Elizabeth Francis and Curator John McLaughlin, with a presentation of the work of heneghan peng architects. This national representation is supported by Culture Ireland in partnership with the Arts Council.

In addition the following architects will be exhibiting:

Both Grafton Architects and O’Donnell and Tuomey have been independently invited to make contributions to the exhibition by the overall curator of the Biennale, David Chipperfield.

Boyd Cody architects have been invited by Panos Dragonas, curator of the Greek Pavilion to exhibit their housing project in Athens.

Emerging architects from University College Dublin have been invited by the curator to display a range of European travel models.

Andrew Clancy and Colm Moore of ClancyMoore have been nominated from Ireland as an emerging practice for the Backstage Architecture exhibition.

Welcoming the news of the final list of Irish participants in Venice,  Pat Moylan, Chairman of the Arts Council,  said:  "The Arts Council is dedicated to supporting the creative development of architects. The unprecedented scale of Irish participation in the world's most prestigious architecture exhibition indicates that the work of Irish architects is being recognised and respected across the world. The Arts Council wishes all participants well in the coming weeks as they work towards delivering their shows for the public opening on August 29th 2012".

Desert Rose, (oil on board) - Colin Middleton, 1975, Arts Council Virtual Gallery.
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Desert Rose, (oil on board) - Colin Middleton, 1975, Arts Council Virtual Gallery.

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