Art for Public Spacesin Armagh City
Alleyways is a socially engaged public art projectled by the artist Kevin Killen
Alleyways is part of a creative initiative jointly funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Challenge Fund and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.
A PUBLIC ART PROJECT WHERE CREATIVE COMMUNITY COLLABORATION COMES FIRST
The artist’s challenge is to research and develop ideas and designs for an urban public art scheme through a six-month process of creative collaboration with the local community, before producing and installing a new public art feature for the narrow streets and alleyways in the centre of the city.
Jenny’s Row, Louden's Mews and Coppersmith Entry are just three of the six possible sites for the scheme. These lesser known city centre spaces hold untold stories of the city and its residents.
The Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre in Armagh is hosting the community activity on the project, with research support from Armagh County Museum.
Spanning June 2018 to October 2019, the Alleyways project will evolve from research and community engagement sessions through to workshops and an exhibition in Armagh’s Market Place Theatre. These creative interactions between the artist and the residents will enrich and inform the final proposal for the scheme and ultimately the public artwork itself.
Want to get involved? We currently have places available for our Alleyways Creative Workshops in The Market Place Theatre in February & March 2019. Tickets are free of charge and we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.