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Dún Laoghaire Anseo

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23/01/22

Dún Laoghaire Anseo

Dún Laoghaire Anseo first took place in June 2021 and saw the creation of a collection of street art pieces in Dún Laoghaire, forming an open-air gallery in the town.

It was the first project of its kind in the County, and at the end, 16 walls had been painted by 14 different artists.
Presenting original artwork that demonstrates creative practice, talent and skill, and bringing together a mix of established, up-and-coming, and local artists, it aimed to reflect the character and nature of the town. As one of the most accessible ways of bringing art to the community, this project brought brightness and colour to a wide audience when it was needed most.

The Creative Ireland-supported piece at the Boylan Centre saw Bloom–The Art Project engage with local youth groups to produce a vibrant, exciting design which was brought to fruition by local volunteers over a number of days. It brought colour to a dark, grey part of the town and has been extremely well-received. Decoy’s mural occupies one of the more high-profile sites, and provides a link between the Town itself and the Harbour, focusing on the maritime heritage of Dún Laoghaire. Visitors were fascinated by the artistic process, and Decoy was delighted to engage with interested passers-by. QR codes beside each of the pieces provide a link back to the Dún Laoghaire Anseo website. A popular walking tour has been developed, which formed part of the town’s offering for Culture Night 2021.

Funded by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, with the support of Creative Ireland, the concept has already been a big hit with locals and visitors alike, leading to Dún Laoghaire Anseo 2022 in August 2022, with 9 artists, including 2 mentors and their mentees, bringing their work to the walls of the town yet again in a blaze of colour and creativity.

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