Artists wanted for Hill Street public art scheme

Declan McAteer Posted by
Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Last year Sticky Fingers launched The Tower of Imagination sculpture on the A1 road at Newry. Created by artist Maurice Harron, the sculpture stands as a beacon of and for the children of Newry but also as a beacon for hope, opportunity, forward thinking and imagination for us, the grown-ups, who may have lost that little bit of magic we so easily believed in as children. This year, Sticky Fingers is commissioning a public art trail for Hill Street in Newry and is now seeking imaginative applications from suitably qualified artists and crafts workers.

In association with Newry and Mourne District Council, Sticky Fingers is looking for four artists of differing disciplines to collaborate with primary school children on an integrated public art scheme for Hill Street, Newry. Each artist will deliver a series of workshops in Newry to work with local children on creating a permanent art installation in one of four sites 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. Each art installation will be finished to a high quality and should combine the children’s work with that of the artist. It is envisaged that the workshop time spent with the children will be used as a research period for each artist to create their element of the final work, both elements working in tandem with one another.

Applicants will need to be available during February, March and April, have proven experience in producing mid to large-scale public art projects and have an interest in working creatively and collaboaratively with young children.

The deadline for all applications is 10am January 16th 2012. For further details contact the Programme Manager at

For further details see their Artist Brief on the home page of the Sticky Fingeres website,

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