Limerick public called on to suggest ideas for latest public art

Speaker's Corner Limerick

As part of its growing portfolio of public art, Limerick City and County Council is calling on members of the public to suggest ideas for what the latest mural should be.

Plans are being rolled out to use the gable wall of the Speaker’s Corner building at the corner of Hyde Road and Lower Carey’s Road as a canvass for a new piece of public art.
The building itself has been purchased by Mid-West Simon Community, with assistance from Limerick City and County Council, and is being redeveloped for use as apartments.
Similar to the very well received Goddess Sionna mural on Bridge Street, the local authority is hoping for ideas for the mural which will have a connection to its location and history.
The mural will be visible from the People’s Park and will be designed and painted by Bold Details, who also painted the Goddess Sionna mural.
Bold Details comprise two Limerick School of Art & Design at LIT students, Cormac Dillon and Jonathan Noonan, who are also urban artists in a private capacity and they will design the mural around the idea chosen.
Weather permitting, it is planned to unveil the mural at the beginning of the summer.
Maria Donoghue, Executive Architect with Limerick City and County Council said: “This is a great opportunity for the people of Limerick to get involved in creating new artwork for their city.  This wall is visible from the People’s Park and will be an exciting new feature.
The wonderful reaction we received when we unveiled Goddess Sionna on Bridge Street proves there is a huge appetite for public artwork that is well thought out in design and brought to life by skilled artists.”
“This new artwork will take pride of place as we rejuvenate the locality, and we are looking for people’s ideas about what should be painted.”
Ideas can be forwarded to Maria Donoghue, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick, V94 EH90, [email protected] ie by 14 March 2018, or use the hashtag #SpeakersMural on Twitter.

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