Local artist Tatiana Dobos unveils artwork at MetLife

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Artist Tatiana Dobos Unveils Artwork at MetLife

Galway Ceramics artist Tatiana Dobos has created a stunning piece of art which has been unveiled at MetLife’s city centre offices. The unique piece was inspired by internal design processes at MetLife as part of a new initiative created by Caroline McDonagh of Local Enterprise Office Galway and Ricky Conneely of IDA Ireland. ‘DesignWorks’ pairs an artist with a multi-national corporation in order to create something truly unique.


The beautiful framed blue and yellow ceramic sculpture was unveiled by the artist to MetLife employees in their Innovation Centre on Augustine Street. Fiona Lally General Manager MetLife says the company “has to be creative in every area and to celebrate innovation. To inspire others to think outside the box. This gets at the heart of what we do here at MetLife.”


Tatiana spoke about how this project had changed the way in which she will approach her work in future. “I will significantly change my design process after this project. It had previously been more intuitive but now will be a little more structured. The work expresses time and the connected nature of all of the internal processes in the company.”


Tania Banotti, Director Creative Ireland spoke about their support for the creative industries. “We believe that participating in creative activities increases people’s wellbeing, individually and collectively. We have an ambitious plan for the creative and design industries. This project brings together these agencies and really good businesses in Galway, it’s what we are all about.”


Other designers participating in the project include Niamh Daniels at Genesys, Tommy Carew at Mathworks, Eva Lynch at Smartbear and Finbar McHugh is exploring the design process at EA Games. The project is a collaboration between IDA Ireland, LEO Galway, Creative Ireland and City Council.


The resulting artworks will be exhibited this September in the city. Visit Instagram and facebook @DesignWorksGalway for more details.