Project: United Colours of Westside (Westside Bus Project) Theme: ‘Cultural Diversity’
Client: Lorg Printmakers
Artists: Denise Mc Donagh & Ursula Kelly
Events: Galway Arts festival, Westside Arts Festival Producers: Denise Mc Donagh & Ursula Kelly
Lorg Printmakers collaborated with the Westside Resource Centre for this project. Lorg printmakers worked with its members to facilitate the collaboration. This collaboration took the form of a number of workshops with children aged between 5 and 12 years of age from the settled traveling community. The theme was ‘Cultural Diversity’. The artwork produced by the children was then reproduced and printed on to both sides of a City Direct Bus from July 4th to 29th, incorporating both the Westside Arts Festival and the main Galway Arts Festival. The bus route went through the Westside area of Galway 8 times a day for a year.
Duties and responsibilities included: Securing the funding for the project. The day to day delivery of the project, working with Westside Resource Centre and the local community on behalf of Lorg Printmakers for the production of the entire project, community development, communications, IT administration, PR, marketing and social media.