The Hide Sculpture is the result of an almost 10 year project by artist Garrett Phelan.
Commissioned by Fingal County Council and Constructed by McKeon Group the project is an amazing example of what can be done with concrete. Built on the old Balleally Dump site – “THE HIDE SCULPTURE is a large-scale sculptural installation consisting of a gateway, pathway, surrounding foliage and fauna and a fixed structure located at the Balleally site. It is a sculptural work that exists as a significant piece of public art in Fingal acting as a service to the community in the form of a fully functioning Bird Hide – an observation point to view birds along the Rogerstown Estuary.”
The ‘green’ concrete was specially shuttered and poured to make the finished project look like a timber hut. It is a testament to the vision of Garret Phelan, his own sweat and tears and indeed the hard work and attention to detail of the McKeon Group Team which included HML Plant Hire and Cavan Steel. Structural engineers Kavanagh Mansfield & Partners were also engaged to bring Garrett’s vision to reality.
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See: http://thehideproject.com/ for more information on The Hide Project