As part of the CityxChange (Positive City Exchange) Laneway Project, we are holding an open call for artist submissions for a wall mural on Jesuit Lane. The chosen artist will win €500 for their mural which will form an integral part of the marketing and social media campaign and overall launch of laneway throughout the project, including Culture Night 18th September 2020.
About CityxChange Laneway Project
Limerick is one of two EU ‘lighthouse’ cities that have been selected for a major climate-change pilot programme CityxChange that will give a lead to the rest of Europe on how to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of urban areas. As part of this programme Limerick’s Community Led Open Innovation Project will focus on the Georgian Neighbourhood and developing solutions for Laneways and Citizen Sensing supports.
Limerick Mental Health Association is one of five community groups selected for this pilot programme and have partnered with the Hunt Museum and GBM to work on a collaborative project to re-design and upgrade Jesuit Lane in Limerick City. This project is funded and supported by the local authority..
“Limerick Mental Health Association and the Hunt Museum are delighted that our Green Urban Museum ideas for Jesuit Lane were selected for this very exciting pilot project. This will be a truly community collaboration between LMHA Mens’ Shed & Womens Group, The Friends of Hunt Museum, residents and business owners in the area, and Limerick City and County Council. We believe that all of the pilot projects selected will enhance the laneways of Limerick and contribute to the beauty of our city centre.”Claire Flynn. Manager, LMHA and Project Lead
The Mural Competition Design Brief
To create a destination mural as part of the Green Urban Museum (GUM II) laneways project on Jesuit Lane in the heart of Georgian Limerick in the heart of Limerick City.
The mural which will be chosen through an open submission competition process. Artists will be asked to reflect on the significance of Georgian Architecture when designing a mural for a building on Jesuit Lane. Jesuit Lane lies within the heart of Georgian Limerick once a thriving part of the city this mural will be an important element of the overall design for greening & reimagining this urban laneway.
Taking the theme of Evolving Limerick as inspiration, the mural should illustrate the Georgian heritage of the building and complement the overall laneway design. The final mural will be integral to the overall design and act as a welcoming and intriguing focal point to encourage the public to use the laneway and reconnect the people of Limerick to these shared spaces by creating an enjoyable and safe shortcut through the city.
The winning artist will receive a bursary of €500, (to include a contract for mural and one maintenance visit of the mural for a period within 6 months). The chosen artist must be available to complete the mural before Culture Night 18th September 2020.
Key dates for mural competition:
Submissions open: July 17th
Deadline for submissions: August 18th
Wall preparations & installation to begin: September 1st
Launch of mural & GUM II project: Culture Night: Friday September 18th