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Traffic signal boxes get an arty facelift


Dublin traffic box by artist Anna Doran

Dublin traffic box by artist Anna Doran

Dublin traffic box by artist Anna Doran

There is a splash of colour coming to a traffic signal box near you as the Dublin Canvas project has unveiled a host of new locations.

The project which sees local artists design traffic signal boxes to transform them into something more colourful.

Already they can be spotted in Rathmines and Camden Street, among other places in the city.

Now the project is set to be rolled out on another 60 traffic boxes in the south east of the city.

Artists are wanted to paint boxes in the Sandymount, Donnybrook, Ranelagh and Terenure area.

People have until Monday September 21 to express an interest in getting involved.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for participants to have their artwork displayed to the public in prime locations throughout Dublin," David Murtagh from Dublin Canvas told the Herald.

"Completed boxes will brighten up and turn these once dull, heavily tagged boxes into beautiful works of art, transforming Dublin City into a walking gallery of public art."

The Dublin Canvas project is the first Dublin City Council Beta project to be approved as a fully fledged initiative.

It is hoped that 200 boxes will be painted by the end of the project.

More details can be found at: www.dublincanvas.com