Tuesday 22 February 2011

Upstart 2011

My entry to upstart.ie 2011.

UpStart is a non-profit arts collective which aims to put creativity at the centre of public consciousness during the Irish General Election Campaign in 2011. They plan to do this by reinterpreting the spaces commonly used for displaying election campaign posters in Dublin City by adding 500 new artworks across the city. 

For my entry I wanted to try and capture those positive fun 70's and 80's posters that people would hang on their walls as teenagers, mine being 'We're all in the same boat, man' type thing. There's been so much negativity in the press and on the radio in Ireland so I just want to paint the bigger picture that represents everyone in the current global climate.

They rejected it anyway, ah well.

You can check out all 500 that made it through here.

I reckon I'll add some text to it and do a limited print of it in the next few weeks which I'll post here.


Mark Wickham said...

This is lovely Christ. Can't understand how this wasn't accepted...

Trisha McNally said...

I can't believe it wasn't accepted either!