Sticky Fingers commission public art trail

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Newry-based children’s arts organisation Sticky Fingers is commissioning a public art trail as part of the Environmental Improvement Scheme for Hill Street and is now seeking imaginative participants to take part. The project is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Newry and Mourne District Council and is about celebrating children, imagination and the unexpected.

Four professional visual artists will work in four primary schools, creating a series of small public art interventions for the newly renovated street. The artists will work in the schools throughout February to develop project ideas and bring the children through a creative process, from project conception right through to completion.

Speaking to Newry Times, Programme Manager Elaine Cronin said, “This is a unique opportunity for local schools to take part in a process that will change the landscape of our city centre for years to come. Like Sticky Finger’s recent public art commission the Tower of Imagination, which was unveiled last year, we hope this project will help to bring the creativity and imagination of the city’s children to the wider community.”

Schools will be selected on a lottery system. For more information call Sticky Fingers on 028 3025 7885 or email

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