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Dublin Canvas – From grey box to artwork

Dublin is full of pieces of art where you would less expect them, even though you may not have noticed them yet. It took me many months to actually realize about the first one, but once I did, I started seeing these grey boxes transformed into art canvases all over the city and the surroundings.

Dublin Canvas allows any artist to apply to be able to be given a grey traffic light control box which he or she can use as a public canvas to showcase his or her artwork.

The pictured piece is called “Gra” by “Eoin Barry”, painted back in Summer 2015.

On it’s back you can see a small piece of the 120 feet mural by Chris Judge. 2-in-1 spot!

Due to the variety of artists we have in Dublin, you will find many different styles on each of the boxes.

I really like this idea and believe it should be done in many other cities, not only on traffic light control grey boxes but also on any other street furniture which has nothing in common with art, being gray or any other plain color.

Imagine if every traffic light pole or street lamp became a canvas for any artist who wants to show their work to the public! That city would be so cool, even cooler than Dublin! 😉

Here is a map of the position of the boxes, those in red are completed artworks: http://www.dublincanvas.com/map

Enjoy watching the boxes.

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Custom House Quay, North Dock, Dublin

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)