Bray’s newest public art installation unveiled

The Bray Municipal District Council have commissioned a new public art piece in the People’s Park. The artwork is a comment on how the everyday actions of humanity contribute to the damage of our ecosystem. Toxins leach into wildlife and threaten the intrinsic biodiversity of our earth.

The design is a vivid reminder of the universality of pollution and was produced by Subset, who are a collection of artists, designers and filmmakers based in Dublin.

This is the town’s fifth public art installation and it is hoped that it will build on the Brave Maeve Story Trail’s award-winning success.

Stephen Matthews, Cathaoirleach of Bray Municipal District said, “Bray is a strong supporter of the arts and by commissioning public art installations throughout the town strengthens this message. This latest piece of art attempts to raise awareness about how humans have had a significant impact on the world’s ecosystem health and vitality. Street art is something you really need to see in person, and I would urge locals and visitors alike to take a trip to see this incredible installation up close and personal.”

About Subset

SUBSET are a collection of artists, from various fields, exploring several mediums. If they see an opportunity to express themselves, they go after it. What they do changes almost every day but so far, they have worked on multiple artistic projects, most notable being their Stormzy, Gracie and Donald Trump pieces which have been a catalyst for discussion surrounding Dublin City Council’s approach to large format artwork in the public realm. They have also worked on client projects for brands such as Paddy Power, Red Bull Music, Conor McGregor, BMW, Dr Marten’s, Kendrick Lamar and the DAA, to name but a few, in areas such as Sponsored Art Campaigns, Visual Communication, Video Production, Photography and Interior Design.

About the Brave Maeve Story Trail 

The Bray mythology was written and illustrated by Chris Judge with the help of 50 local Wicklow children who between them, devised this exciting story in workshops in Killruddery House and Signal Arts Centre in September 2017.

You can travel along the trail on Bray Seafront using the map and read the story together with your family or use your imaginations and create your own adventure with Maeve and the creatures she meets.

The Brave Maeve Story Trail won the ‘Best Use of Creativity in the Community’ Award at the Business to Arts Awards. The story trail was launched back in November 2017. Read more: https://www.bray.ie/bravemaevestorytrail/.

About Bray

Bray is a coastal town in County Wicklow and is situated about 20 km south of Dublin city centre on the east coast. It is the ninth-largest urban area within the Republic of Ireland.

Bray is a resort town making it a destination for tourists and day-trippers, with a great social scene, bustling town centre and thriving industry.

Irish Rail, Dublin BusGo-Ahead Ireland on behalf of Transport for Ireland, Bus ÉireannFinnegan’s BrayAircoachSt. Kevin’s Bus Service to Glendalough and the M11 and M50 motorways provide commuter links between Bray and the rest of the country.

In 2013 Bray saw a four-fold increase in bookings via ebookers making it the second most popular staycation destination in the country.

In February bray.ie was shortlisted for ‘Best Connected Council‘ at the All-Ireland Community & Council Awards. Bray.ie won the award in 2017. Read more: https://www.bray.ie/bray-ie-wins-best-connected-community-award/.

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