O'Dwyer has achieved synergy in action by ensuring complete coherence and alignment of operational plans with strategic vision, aims and objectives and through the dedicated application of strategic planning in the cutaway bog in Co. Offaly.  His transformational leadership style has galvanized many publics and he has created a substantial and significant project which embodies the best practice ideals of strategic management. It is aspirational, proactive, value-driven and is a unique project heavily rooted within its local geography and context. Type your paragraph here.

Kerry McCall
Kneissl Young Researchers Award at the University of Applied Sciences

60 Degrees and Sky Train at sunrise

Sculpture in the Parklands

​Co. Offaly, Ireland

Sculpture in the Parklands  32 page feature

 Public Art and Ecologymagazine.

Directed the development of Ireland's only sculpture park dedicated to the interpretation of the rich natural and industrial legacy of the boglands.

Key Role:

  • Curation
  • Development of primary and secondary education programme.
  • Raise Community awareness.
  • Corporate fund raising.
  • Promotion - national and international.
  • Liase with third level institutions, Arts Council, Offaly County Council and the Heritage Council. 
  • Administration of the Artist-in-Residence programme.
  • Development of artwork, mapping and signage.

Key Achievements:

  • National Business to Arts Awards 2003 and 2009
  • Local Government Award 2007
  • Irish Landscape Institute Design Award 2010
  • Commissioned and curated 25 permanent and temporary sculptures.
  • Developed partnerships with Bord na Mona, Lough Boora Parklands Group, University College Dublin, The Arts Council, The Heritage Council and the Crafts Council of Ireland.
  • Secured European Union Arts and Culture programme funding in partnership with UCD.
  • Commissioned video, dance, music composition and choreography.

Business to Arts Corporate and Social Responsibility Award

Sculpture in the Parklands

Client: Lough Boora Parklands Group, Bord na Mona and Offaly County Council

Role: Artistic Director (2002 -2011)