What Makes a Good Traffic Light Artwork?

Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal for a Traffic Light Box Artwork!

We discussed this and we want to ask you something…

What format should the ‘selection’ process take?

  1. Should ‘we’ decide (ie DCC)?
  2. Should it be an independent third party (representatives from 3 different art galleries for eg)?
  3. Should it be completely public in some way (online vote etc)?
  4. Should it be a hybrid of a larger group of people (perhaps different backgrounds, some DCC, some not) coming together to decide (perhaps faciliated by some from an arts background, perhaps DCC, perhaps not)?
  5. Should there be any ‘quality control’ (which is presumably what a selection process is doing) at all, or should it simply be on a first-come-first-served approach?

Rather than applying specifically to traffic light boxes, this debate could equally apply to any street art (or perhaps even other initiatives). Up to now, DCC have probably used something like a mix of option 1 and 2.

We’re going to Beta the above option 4…

We don’t know that this is the ‘correct’ decision – we’re going to try it, see how it goes, and hopefully learn something from the process…which is the entire point of the Beta Projects. Maybe later we’ll find that some version of option 5 works best…or perhaps it’ll be option 1…or perhaps something in between (let’s not worry about that too much for the time being).

Let’s meet here (go through the archway and ask for “the chapel” at the reception on the left) next Friday 4th May. Arrive at 10.30 sharp, and we’ll wrap up by 12.00 sharp. It’ll be an informal chat (afterwards we could also discuss Beta Projects if you wish), and we’ll bring along copies of the submissions.


Let us know if you can make it, by emailing us at betaprojects@dublincity.ie (email only if possible, rather than facebook/twitter etc…just to keep all the info in the one place), just so we know whether to expect ANYONE!

Looking forward to seeing you! 🙂

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4 Responses to What Makes a Good Traffic Light Artwork?

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  2. Hmmmm. Food for thought.

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