Street Art project

This project was part of an initiative that would see the re-use of the empty commercial units in Drogheda’s town centre allowing allowed artists to create a dialogue with the town itself through site specific works. Artist David Booth created an outdoor sculpture in response to the exhibition ‘Concrete Abstractions’ by Dee Walsh which was exhibited in the disused Ulster Bank building on Drogheda’s main street.

Also on the street stencil artists Noel Feeney and Dara Donoghue created a great spectacle on the street making live art for anybody and everybody who brought a carrier for potential work. The concept of this project was to get your personal piece of art made. The audience was asked to bring any object they had a personal affinity with and give the artists the opportunity to make it into a piece of art. People brought memorabilia, laptops, mobiles, old clothing, wellies and many more original carriers. Meanwhile, artist Declan Kelly worked together with a group of young people on two large scale paintings. The artists interacted with the public and the mirrored interior of the pop-up gallery, where the exhibition ‘I don’t know where I am’ by Adrian & Shane was on show. Thus a corridor of artwork in internal and external spaces was created to link the event locations during the festival including.

Street project , 2011, Drogheda. Drogheda Arts Festival.