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UCD Sculpture Trail

The creation of campus heritage can help to promote, strengthen, and support community and public engagement. Cognisant that the most successful and sustainable communities contain a wide variety of things to do, see, and enjoy, the University will shortly reveal UCD Sculpture Trail to focus on the rich collection displayed across the Belfield Campus. 

These public works of art are an integral part of the urban fabric of University College Dublin, enriching the sense of place and the physical beauty of the natural environment.Varying in style and material, the collection is representative of national and internationally renowned artists including John Burke, Jason Ellis, Thomas Glendon, James Hogan, Kevin O’Dwyer, Bob Quinn and Giorgio Zennaro.  

One of the earliest works in the sculpture collection is 'Hibernia with the Bust of Lord Cloncurry' by James Hogan. This marble statue made in Rome is an important work by the Irish born artist dating to the mid 19th century.   Other pieces include 'Figurehead' By Jason Ellis as one of the largest free standing stone sculptures in the country and commissioned by UCD in 2007.

The University recognises that the truly inclusive design of it’s amenities should consider creation of places that can be enjoyed by people from all walks of life.

Running along the core of the Campus, UCD Sculpture Trail will link to existing pedestrian routes, and will be a positive addition to the identity of the University as an interesting, attractive, and culturally rich community.

UCD Sculpture Trail