Dublin Canvas Project: Artists invited to brighten up local landscape

By Aideen O'Flaherty

Artists who want to brighten up the local landscape with their artwork are being invited to submit their ideas for designing a traffic light control box as part of the Dublin Canvas project.

The project sees local authorities commissioning work by artists who submit their design proposals and are then selected by the council, with the artwork being carried out during the summer.

DC Clondalkin Joy 1

Clondalkin Joy

According to Dublin Canvas: “Participants should draw upon their own creativity but should also pay attention to the different characteristics of each area for inspiration, paying attention to the surroundings of each box when designing their artwork.

“As each of the areas are quite distinct it is suggested that you visit each location to draw inspiration from the immediate environment. Selected artwork imagery will still be owned by the participants.

“However, you must agree to let Dublin Canvas use the artwork image in any way to promote the project and County Dublin which will include use on websites, social media and all related publications. It is intended that the artwork will stay for a minimum of one year.

“However, Dublin Canvas reserves the right to remove any artwork at any time without prior notice.”

The inclusive art project is open to anyone over the age of 18 who can pick up a paintbrush and paint.

DC Citywest Wheels 1

Citywest Wheels

Dublin Canvas added: “All you need to do is submit an idea and if selected be willing to give up the amount of time it will take you to paint the box.”

A number of traffic light control boxes in locations around the county, including Ballyfermot, Cherry Orchard, Cookstown, Clondalkin, Ballycullen and Lucan, are currently listed on the Dublin Canvas website for the project.

Submissions are being accepted until Friday, May 21, and the selection process will take place from Monday, May 24 to Friday, June 18.

For further information on how to apply for the project, visit the Dublin Canvas website at Dublin Canvas.

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