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2003 Arts Commission Unveiled
Drogheda Port Company is very pleased to announce the unveiling of the very first sculpture in their annual arts commission in the Droichead Arts Centre on Tuesday 03 June at 1pm.

This sculpture forms the second part of what will become a unique collection of diverse local art available to view in the town representing the best of local talent.

Last September Drogheda Port Company announced its second annual arts commission. Submissions for an internal sculpture in any medium on a “port-related theme” were invited from local artists.

The response was excellent and in January 2003 Mr John Moloney was chosen for this commission. Born in Dublin and now living in Drogheda, John has over the past 20 years worked in mediums ranging from sculptures to digital pictures and has exhibited his work in both Dublin and Drogheda. One of his most recent works, entitled “Celebration”, was the illumination of Barlow House, Narrow West Street, Drogheda at Christmas 2002. John has worked on design and illustration for local theatre groups such as Calipo Theatre & Picture Company and Upstage Theatre Project, and has worked with Luanasa, the art and design team, that designed and built the Drogheda Samba Festival Pageant in 2002.

John follows in the footsteps of Paul McCann who produced the first painting in the Annual Arts Commission last year. Drogheda Port Company look forward to the unveiling of this sculpture, which they feel is another great part of what will be a rich and varied collection representing the very best of local artistic talent.

The commissioned work will be left on public display in the Droichead Arts Centre, Municipal Centre, Stockwell Street, Drogheda from June 3rd to 13th and all are encouraged to come and view the work at their leisure.

Further Information:
Joan Wiseman
Drogheda Port Company
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