Creators of ‘Derry
Girls’ mural to host workshops in Buncrana
ARTLINK have joined forces
with multi-award-winning Derry-based UV Arts to offer
young people, aged 12-18 years old, the exciting
opportunity to take part in a series of free ‘Green Art’
workshops in Buncrana during October 2022.
Once completed, the new artworks will be on public
display in the Buncrana area, including at Swan Park,
Ned’s Point and the Shore Front.
The new project is part of Artlink’s ‘New Rhythm 2022’
programme of public events aimed at making art in the
area more visible and physically accessible to people
and visitors alike as we emerge from the coronavirus
UV Arts, creators of the iconic ‘Derry Girls’ mural and
other public artworks in the North West, will be sharing
their extensive skills in techniques such as stencilling
and photo manipulation. They will aim to empower young
people in Buncrana to use their energy constructively to
create new artworks that lift community spaces in the
The 'Derry Girls' mural on
the gable of Badger’s Bar in Derry.
The Green / Eco Art
project will comprise of:
• 1. Land Art – a large mural painted on the grass using
a compressor, spray gun and stencils. The white paint
used for this project will be biodegradable so that the
mural will fade away with the passing days.
• 2. Sand Art – a large mural carved out in the sand
using stencils and rakes. This mural will be for one day
only / a temporary artwork as the tide will come in and
wash it away.
• 3. Water Spray – murals and designs that will be
washed into concrete. The young people will use stencils
and a power washer to create marks in concrete. This
mural will last for days/weeks but will also fade with
Amy Carroll, from the Artlink collective, said: "The new
project is all about encouraging young people to express
their feelings, through art, about how our current
lifestyles are having an impact on the planet. Art has
an amazing power to inspire and educate us all and can
also play an important role in communicating what
matters to us now and in the future”.
“Working alongside the amazing UV Arts, we’re hoping as
many young people as possible from the local area sign
up for this innovative project, which also aims to
challenge traditional preconceptions of space through
graffiti, street art and modern mural arts.
“Indeed, in terms of encouraging more people to think
about how they can live healthier and more sustainable
lifestyles, sometimes a picture or a mural can say a
Young people aged 12 - 18 years old can sign up to the
new ‘Green Art’ project in Buncrana by contacting Amy
Carroll from the Artlink on 083 8187441 or email
An induction day for project planning will be held at St
Mary’s Hall in Buncrana on Saturday 1st October. It is
essential that you book a time slot.