Artists Are Being Sought After To Brighten Up The South Dublin County Area

Calling all artists, submissions are being sought after by Dublin Canvas for members of the public to provide a unique artistic flair to traffic light control boxes in the South Dublin County area.

Dublin Canvas is an inclusive public art project which aims to bring creativity to everyday objects. The project takes previously unused public space and transforms it into canvases to help brighten up the area making South Dublin County a more attractive place to live, work and visit.

So far the Dublin Canvas project has saw the transformation of 223 boxes painted over the last three years across the Dublin City Council area. The expansion to South Dublin County area will consist of 48 new boxes, eight within each of the Council’s six local electoral areas.

Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Paul Gogarty said:

“Across our county we have dozens of grey metal traffic light control boxes. By their very nature, they are located in high profile and highly trafficked areas. They often attract graffiti and have a negative impact on the local area.

“The Dublin Canvas initiative aims to tackle this issue in a creative and imaginative way, offering members of the public an opportunity to exhibit their own artwork, with the assistance of Dublin Canvas.

“I’d encourage interested community groups, artists and individuals to read the guidelines which can be found on the Dublin canvas website, and apply. I look forward to seeing some interesting and engaging artwork on traffic control boxes across our county by the end of the year.”

Artists and community groups who wish to participate and paint one of this Summer’s available boxes are asked to visit, to carefully read guidelines on how to submit and then forward on correctly prepared submissions to

The following timeline applies:

• Callout Commences -Thursday 8th March
• Submission Deadline – Monday, 16th April
• Selection process – Tuesday 17th April – Friday 20th April
• Artists notified of outcome W/C Monday 23rd April
• Artwork Completed – May 1st – late Autumn

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