Colour Therapy is a city-wide visual art initiative led by our collective, SUBSET, to produce a series of colourful murals in Dublin city.
By funding this project you will be contributing to the expenses of designing and producing large scale public artworks. We wish to create art that everyone can appreciate and benefit from, at a time when the country’s public art institutions are inaccessible.
We believe that visual art has the potential to serve as an antidote in these troubling times.
Colour Therapy is based on the concept of collage therapy, a simple form of art therapy involving the spontaneous ripping up of pieces of paper and pasting them down in juxtaposing positions. The resulting audio and visual stimulation is considered to be both therapeutic and encouraging to the development of hand eye co-ordination. The collage process is also a great way to spark new ideas and stimulate thought.
- Spray Paint €425
- Masonry Paint €2,000
- Roller Sleeves €150
- Masking Tape €65
- Brushes €100
2. Plant Hire:
- Mobile Scaffoled Tower €1,000
- 4 ft Fencing €150
- Safety Cones €50
- Fuel €400
- Collection of Scaffolding Tower €300
- €5,006.00 (Team Members x 10)
We have produced a number of community art projects across Ireland over the last few years. Most notable of them being the Grey Area Project, which involved the facilitation and production of murals throughout Dublin by our collective and invited local artists. We have also designed and created large scale artworks in Bray, Clones, Wexford Town, Dun Laoghaire, Bushy Park and Herbert Park. At the heart of all of these projects is the desire to improve the visual landscape within Ireland, inspiring creativity, imagination and a sense of well-being.
Why Do We Need Funding?
We have years of experience in executing a project of this scale efficiently but for a long time have produced these artworks with our own resources, most notably the Grey Area Project. While we wish to continue this, it is unsustainable for us with the current circumstances. We are asking that the public who may wish to see the continuation of our public artworks, donate whatever they can in order to help cover the costs.
We are deeply grateful to our donors for taking the time to consider our project and for supporting your local artists.
*To view the case study on our Haymarket Series please follow the link provided here.