Cork City Council is commissioning a HUGE public arts project
Street art has been a huge hit with the people of Cork.
Now, following on from the success of recent street projects, Cork City Council is set to commission a €550,000 public arts project, which will create a trail of up to five more new public artworks in the city centre.
The council is looking for a “suitably experienced” organisation or individual to manage the delivery of the project, which they hope will be ready by December 2022.
The commissioned works will involve a selection of permanent or semi-permanent artworks that will include not just murals, but sculpture, digital, and lighting installations.
They are set to be installed in key locations around the city and will be “thematically linked” to the Cork City heritage.
In the past few years, Cork’s new murals have added vibrancy to the streets while highlighting important social issues in pieces such as Conor Harrington’s recent piece in Peace Park or the now-famous Kingfisher on the Coal Quay.