Announcing FACE TO FACE, a major commission by Brian Eno for Living Canvas at Wilton Park

02 July 2022

FACE TO FACE, An evolving portrait by BRIAN ENO, 2022.

FACE TO FACE, a new work by Brian Eno at Europe’s largest outdoor screen for digital art launches on Saturday, July 2nd as part of the Summer on Screen Programme.

Internationally renowned musician, producer, and visual artist, Brian Eno first came to prominence as a founder member of Roxy Music. Since then, his production credits have included albums with Talking Heads, U2, Laurie Anderson, and Coldplay. His collaborations include recordings with David Bowie, John Cale, David Byrne, Grace Jones, and most recently with his brother, Roger, on Mixing Colours.

A cult figure in the world of music, Brian Eno’s parallel career in art has seen installations around the world, from the Venice Biennale to Ritan Park, Beijing.

Now, a major new work by Eno, FACE TO FACE, will screen at Living Canvas in Dublin city this summer.  Using specially developed software, FACE TO FACE generates a chain of human faces, creating “people who have never actually existed, intermediate humans…”

The Summer Programme at Living Canvas, also showcases works by leading Irish artists Grace Weir, Joy Gerrard, EL Putnam, Simon Riley, and Lucy McKenna, exploring the worlds of art and science, cities and society.

Mondays bring a special focus on the Grand Canal itself, while New Works on Wednesday presents art by emerging makers, and newly developed work by established artists. This fresh element to the Living Canvas programme launches with work by Myfanwy Frost-Jones and Shane Sutton. Weekend mornings are for families, with our animation slot. This summer, Carol Freeman’s The Bird and The Whale is a beautiful piece using an almost-lost animation technique of painting on glass.

FACE TO FACE has been commissioned by IPUT Real Estate for Living Canvas. This spectacular free open air art exhibition evolves daily on the banks of the Grand Canal. The Summer Season launches on July 2ndh and runs until September 30th.

IPUT Real Estate is Ireland’s leading property company and visionary supporter of the arts. The new Summer Programme for Living Canvas at Wilton Park, sited on the banks of the Grand Canal in Dublin is available at