Dublin City Council is delighted to announce that work will soon be finished on its ‘Paint The Town’ initiative.
In June of this year, the Council issued a callout for street artists to work on large-scale artworks in appropriate locations across the city.
Artists were encouraged to be as creative as possible with their ideas and designs. The purpose is to celebrate the city and enhance the experience of the public when coming into the city while supporting Street Art as an art form.
Siobhan Maher, Public Realm Co-ordinator with Dublin City Council, said, “this project has produced a varied and inspiring response from Street Artists,” said Siobhan Maher, Public Realm Co-ordinator with Dublin City Council. “Our ambition to deliver unique experiences and animation of public space was well served by the array of proposals received, and there are more to come.”
Work is now complete on 2 of the 5 sites chosen (Dorset Street and Kevin Street), with the remainder on site or commencing in the coming weeks.
This collaborative project creates art through partnerships. The art has been made possible by the following property owners: Camden Yard by Westridge at Kevin Street, Terence Harvey Limited at Dorset Street, Kish Fish at Bow Lane, Marlett Group Tara Street /Townsend Street, and Focus Ireland Prussia Street.
This initiative is part of a wider programme led by the Office of City Recovery and is intended to improve and animate the general appearance of five different sites across the city, while also supporting street artists to make highly visible work in the city-centre.
Members of the public are invited to pop along and see the artists’ imagination come to life!
Source: Dublin City Council