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BLOOM BY SINEAD O’CONNOR

PAINT-A-BOX STREET ART – BLOOM BY SINEAD O’CONNOR [BRIDGEFOOT STREET DUBLIN]

My understanding is that there is a new public park on Bridgefoot Street but I need to visit at a later date to confirm if that is in fact true.

Dublin Canvas is an idea, a community art project intended to bring flashes of colour and creativity to everyday objects within Dublin’s streetscape. Less grey, more play. The project takes previously unused public space and transforms it into canvases to help brighten up each area. Making Dublin a more beautiful place to live, work and visit.

The project started in the Summer of 2015 with 15 boxes dotted along Rathmines, Camden Street and Baggot Street. Following on from this initial successful launch a further 31 locations were added in Autumn 2015. In 2016, Dublin Canvas expanded further taking in an additional 72 boxes and spreading out right across all five of Dublin City Council areas.

As of Spring 2019, there are now over 325 pieces completed – spread out right 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.

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