Our City 2012
Our City: Mullaglass PS. Photo © Maree Hensey 2012
The aim of this project is to create four permanent public art works that will be integrated into the architectural landscape of a redeveloped Hill Street.
An Environmental Improvement Scheme is programmed to start in Newry on Hill Street in January 2012 and run until April 2012. Funded by the Department for Social Development and Newry and Mourne District Council, the works will comprise the relocation of overhead services underground, and the installation of kerbing, paving, street furniture and tree planting. New decorative street lighting is also proposed as part of the scheme. This major Public Realm investment is an opportunity for one of Newry's busiest streets to benefit both visually and physically from the proposed works.
Sticky Fingers Early Years Arts has commissioned four visual artists to collaborate with primary school children on an integrated public art scheme for Hill Street. Each artist will deliver a series of workshops in Newry to work with local children on creating a permanent art installation along Hill Street. In keeping with Sticky Fingers' programme ethos, the workshops will be child-centred, with the themes of the final work arising from the children's imagination.
Bunscoil an Iuír
St Peter's PS Cloughreagh
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland Lottery Fund
The Ireland Funds
Newry and Mourne District Council