Project Briefs for West Cork Laneway Art Event

Project Briefs for West Cork Laneway Art Event

 

Participants will have the chance to showcase their talents and vie for a fantastic range of prizes, including 2x €1000 cash prizes, Ludgate Residencies, hampers and much more. There will be two winners, one chosen for their work on the Ludgate Wall and another for their creation on the Horse and Hound Wall.

The competition will kick off on Friday, July 26th, and artists will have 48 hours to complete their masterpieces. This promises to be a fun and engaging event, full of creativity and community spirit. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this vibrant celebration of street art!

Brief 1: Ludgate Wall: West Cork Landscapes, Digital Tech, Sustainability

Theme Overview: The mural for the Ludgate wall will highlight the juxtaposition of West Cork’s stunning natural landscapes with the cutting-edge digital technology and sustainability initiatives championed by Ludgate. This theme encourages artists to blend natural beauty with modern innovation and environmental consciousness.

Key Elements could Include any of the following:

  1. West Cork Landscapes:
    • Scenic depictions of West Cork’s landscapes, such as coastal views, rolling hills, and lush greenery.
    • Iconic local landmarks, flora, and fauna.
  2. Digital Technology:
    • Representations of digital connectivity, such as abstract data streams, circuit board patterns, or futuristic elements.
    • Imagery of technological devices and innovation hubs.
  3. Sustainability:
    • Visuals highlighting sustainable practices, renewable energy, and environmental stewardship.
    • Symbols of green technology, such as wind turbines, solar panels, and eco-friendly initiatives.

Design Considerations:

  • The mural should create a harmonious blend of nature and technology, reflecting Ludgate’s commitment to sustainability and innovation.
  • Artists are encouraged to use vibrant, contrasting colours to depict the synergy between the natural and digital worlds.
  • The composition should be forward-thinking, inspiring viewers about the potential of technology to enhance and protect the environment.

Technical Requirements:

  • The wall space allocated is approximately 2 metres wide by 2 metres high, and will probably include a window within the space.
  • Artists will need to choose and source their own media.
  • The mural should be designed to be durable and weather-resistant, as it will be a permanent installation.
  • The organisers will seal the artwork on completion to help increase durability.

Inspirational Prompts:

  • How can you visually represent the fusion of West Cork’s natural beauty with digital innovation?
  • What aspects of sustainability and green technology inspire you, and how can they be depicted in the mural?
  • How can you create a mural that reflects both the heritage of the area and the forward-looking mission of Ludgate?

Brief 2: Horse & Hound Pub Wall: Historical Theme

Theme Overview: The mural for the Horse & Hound Pub wall will celebrate the rich history and heritage of the alleyway, which once housed a blacksmith. This theme invites artists to explore and depict elements related to blacksmithing, Irish traditional animals, and the broader historical context of the area.

Key Elements could Include any of the following:

  1. Blacksmithing:
    • Imagery of blacksmiths at work, forging tools, and anvils.
    • Historical tools and equipment used in blacksmithing.
    • The fire and forge as central elements of the craft.
  2. Irish Traditional Animals:
    • Horses, given their connection to blacksmithing and Irish heritage.
    • Other animals relevant to the local area and history, such as dogs (tying into the pub’s name), cattle, or sheep.
  3. Historical Context:
    • Depictions of the alleyway’s past life, including scenes from a bygone era.
    • Incorporation of local historical events or figures associated with the blacksmith’s trade.
    • Traditional Irish symbols and motifs that reflect the cultural heritage.

Design Considerations:

  • The mural should be engaging and visually striking, drawing in viewers with its storytelling.
  • Artists are encouraged to use a mix of artistic styles to create a dynamic composition.
  • The colour palette can either be sensitive to historical themes, such as earth tones with colour pops, or vibrant and contrasting. The choice should be explained as part of the design submission.

Technical Requirements:

  • The wall space allocated is approximately 2 metres wide by 2 metres high.
  • Artists will need to choose and source their own media.
  • The mural should be designed to be durable and weather-resistant, as it will be a permanent installation.
  • The organisers will seal the artwork on completion to help increase durability.

Inspirational Prompts:

  • How can you capture the essence of the blacksmith’s craft in your mural?
  • What stories from the local history resonate with you, and how can they be depicted visually?
  • How can traditional Irish animals be incorporated in a way that ties into the historical theme?

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