#DublinCanvas is an idea, a project intended to bring flashes of colour and creativity to everyday objects in the City.
Less grey, more play
Dublin Canvas started in the Summer of 2015 with 15 boxes dotted along Rathmines, Camden Street and Baggot Street areas of Dublin City Centre. This initial trial was deemed successful. Between 2015 - 2019, Dublin Canvas expanded further, spreading out right across each of the four Dublin County Councils. As of Spring 2020, there are now over 400 pieces completed - located across County Dublin. Completed artwork brightens up and turns these once dull, heavily tagged boxes into beautiful works of art, transforming Dublin into a walking gallery of public art. Dublin Canvas runs from Spring and finishes by late Autumn. A callout for submissions of artwork is made late Spring. The selection process then takes place and the artwork is painted throughout the Summer and late Autumn months. By their very nature, each box is located at traffic junctions making them highly visible to pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. Dublin is a very beautiful City, however, sometimes and in certain areas, it can do with a helping hand. By participating in the project, you can help to transform selected boxes into works of art, helping to brighten up Dublin. The primary objective of Dublin Canvas is simply to ‘Colour in the County’.
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