Walls, Walls, Walls – Iteration 1

Update 28/02/13:

There is to be a second iteration of this DCC Beta.

Update 25/10/12:

The wall has now been painted – see the below photos.

Contact DCC Beta Projects as usual with queries or comments on the general Beta itself (for example if you think it’s a good/bad idea, or changes to how it’s done, etc).

This DCC Beta is a ‘curated’ wall (a little bit similar to the way the Bridge of Peace is ‘curated’ or ‘managed’), and will be curated for the duration of this Beta…which will run until December.

Fink Beta

photo 1

Here’s a ‘joiner’ of the full wall (click on to expand)…

ORIGINAL POST: 18/10/2012

Would you like to see more walls with/for ‘art on the street’? Why, or why not?

If so, should they be ‘commissioned walls’, or ‘legal walls’ or something else? Any suggestions?

This wall is going to be painted by a group of artists over the coming few days to help start the conversation.

Here’s the location of the wall…

We’ll add more information to this post and to this discussion on Monday.

 

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15 Responses to Walls, Walls, Walls – Iteration 1

  1. William Murphy says:

    I am getting a message saving that the site is suspended when I try to comment. I know the area well and believe it to be an ideal location. I took some photographs a few months ago: http://www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/7755133362/

  2. Yes, the more art the better. Bring in some colour and a sense of ownership to the area. Are you linking in with any of the street graff artists, taggers etc?

    • DCCbeta says:

      Hi Siobhan, we’ve updated the blog post…I guess that’s up to Paul as mentioned above as he does some street art, so he’s probably best placed to get the word out…or to reverse it, they might like to get in touch with Paul themselves. (We’re just waiting on some info at the moment, and may update this blog post again in a couple of days.)

      Would you be able to help spread the word a little, or any advice on how you reckon we should link in with them?

  3. Clare Kelly says:

    I would love to see more colour about the city for sure! It’s what we need in Dublin, less advertising and more REAL creativity whose purpose is to open our minds, not our wallets! THANKS guys! p.s. that wall is right beside where i live, happy days for moi 😉 cant wait to see how it looks, good luck and thanks again 🙂

  4. Mick Staines says:

    Yes Yes Yes, legal walls. Art is not a crime!

  5. solo one says:

    Any legal space for artists to paint is important for a city like Dublin as its Graf culture is established. There are so many benefits to running a program like this educational and involving the people to partake in mural activities. Let the people speak through their art on the walls and create an interesting narrative for people to see.

  6. Deborah says:

    it would be amazing to see more street art in Dublin – it would give the city loads of character and make everything just a bit more interesting for those of us who live here, not to mention foreign visitors. Definitely a great idea.

  7. Ireland has a proven track history of the positive impact of legal spaces showcasing graffiti art.

    Take a look at the BRIDGE JAM in Drogheda, for instance: The world’s longest running graffiti event which for over 20 years & The ALL CITY Jams in Dublin who both are engaging viewers & participants alike in annual, great value, international gatherings promoting graffiti as a positive art form. Both showcase a globally threiving and inclusive culture to the highest standard with local, national and international artists on display.

    This initiative should be fully encouraged. Providing legal outlets for graffiti artists CAN engage people in their communities, make shabby areas look better and encourage investment in all forms to an area.

    Good luck to the project!

  8. DCCbeta says:

    Thanks Solo One, Deborah and Kieran for the feedback!

    We’ve updated the post a little bit…so this Beta version is a ‘curated’ wall (perhaps a bit like the Drogheda Bridge…perhaps there’s a better name than ‘curated’?)…later, we’ll look at a different version, taking into account everyone’s feedback, so thanks again.

  9. Aoife says:

    More Street Art Please!! Legal Walls and commissioned walls, link ups with locals groups as well as with artists.

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