Have you seen any? Here’s nine Dublin Canvas creations in local communities…
By Hayden Moore
With plenty of creative talent across local communities, the inclusive Dublin Canvas project has given artists a chance to splash their area with colour.
After a successful launch in 2015, Dublin Canvas has this year expanded into South Dublin County – with 48 utility boxes being given a make-over.
Here’s nine already completed boxes from across local communities…
‘Howya Horse’ was painted by Dublin Fire Brigade firefighter and paramedic, Geoff Tracey during the summer and can be found beside the Fettercairn Youth Horse Project in Tallaght.
Colours galore on the Crumlin Road, Drimnagh with this one. ‘Monicreques’ or ‘Puppets’ was painted by Spanish graphic designer Javier Pazos at the start of November. You can follow Javier on Instagram here.
This one on the Main Street in Clondalkin captures the history of the surrounding area with the Flax/Linseed flower.
‘Flowers at Mill’ was painted by Triona Walsh at the end of October, after she found out there was previously a linseed oil mill in the area. You can follow Triona on Instagram here, where she posts other pieces of her art from around the city.
Carmel Gallagher’s beautiful ‘Flight of the Geese’ box popped up a few weeks ago in Woodville, Lucan.
‘Hidden Gem’ was painted down the road from the grounds of Finnstown Castle, where peacocks roam around their secluded oasis, only a stones throw away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
This elegant art was put together by Maureen Kelly-Fox, who can be found on Instagram here.
‘Happy days – Happy dog’ by Linda McKernan captures the joy of having a dog, located on the New Nangor Road in Clondalkin.
One of the most popular Dublin Canvas artworks is this illustration of Arsenal Womens player Katie McCabe by Emmalene Blake on the Belgard Road, across from where the Ireland international hails from.
Emmalene was driven to create this piece of art after she too dreamed of captaining the Ireland Women’s National team.
Painted by American graphic designer, Sarah Freeman on Templeville Road, Templeogue, ‘Wildlife in the Suburbs’ captures exactly that, with a beautiful butterfly carrying about his business against a mountainous background.
And finally, ‘Fairy’s Vacation’ was painted by Japanese Ballyfermot College student Naomi Yuki just down the road from The Echo offices in Tallaght Village.
For more information, or if you are interested in painting a box, see Dublin Canvas’ website.