Balbriggan’s Art Attack

September 22, 2018 0

What a year for public art in Balbriggan! Balbriggan Tidy Towns are thrilled with the artistic works we have supported, which have popped up all over our fabulous town, during this glorious Summer. We all enjoyed the transformation of the beach benches, by individual and group artists, from monochrome black to a riot of color. One red bench by the indefatigable Tidy Towner, Ronan Kelly, inspired an outpouring of artistic talent and our benches now capture sporting, social and spiritual themes along our beach walkway.

We also saw the incredible make-overs of two derelict buildings during July and August. Local artist, Trish Weldridge (in addition to decorating two benches), produced beautiful window scenes on the old Reynolds shop on the Main Street, evoking nostalgic memories for those who used to buy sweets there.

Lauryn Flynn, a 5th year student in Loreto, treated us to an amazing artistic overhaul of a vacant building on Hampton street. Her two dogs, Storm and Luna, are immortalized in a beautiful window display which has brought this building back to life. This is the second time Lauryn has worked with Tidy Towns; her beach murals from last year are still a talking point.

And if that wasn’t enough we had three artists decorate traffic signal boxes along our Main Street in conjunction with Dublin Canvas art project. Patrick Dalton from Moylaragh, Alison O’ Grady, Lambeecher, and Eine Moyne, Malahide, have left us with stunning art pieces on Harry Reynolds Rd, Drogheda st and Market Green.

It’s clear that Balbriggan’s Got Talent. We are also lucky to have such dedicated Tidy Town’s volunteers who spearheaded most of these projects, prepped the buildings and benches and provided resources for artists.
We can’t wait to see who else has public art to share. If you would like to add to our public gallery please contact Balbriggantidytowns@gmail.com or message our Facebook page and we will see how we can help.

The Tidy Towns results will be out on Monday.