Integrating art and design into the fabric of our buildings

Using art to enhance our building

Making it Work is a creative place and we use the fabric of our buildings to provide inspiration for our occupiers. Across our workspaces, you will find original art commissioned by IPUT from Irish artists, both championing local talent and fostering creativity. We commissioned Shane O’Driscoll to create a visual language that can be seen across our Making it Work spaces.

Shane O’Driscoll

Shane O’Driscoll is a visual artist who practices mainly in printmaking and murals. The art of balance informs his work.

Limited elements ranging from the geometric to the textured are carefully positioned against a flat background. Each motif is distinctive in its own right but it also enhances and resonates with those around, creating an element of tension or frisson across the composition.

He has exhibited his work internationally and throughout Ireland. Shane has work in the permanent collection of The National Gallery of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, Glucksman Museum UCC, and UCD.

Lux Prima, First Light

Shane’s commission is about creating new studio work following the lockdown. It’s a new starting point with the introduction of composition shapes that take reference from the IPUT Making it Work graphic logo. The shapes have been reconfigured to create a visual language throughout the new development and are integral to the space’s identity.