Street art seems to take more and more space in cities. If at first it was pretty bad seen, this art style is nowadays appreciated and brought to the fore.

Sometimes almost considerate as part of the cultural heritage as in Belfast and Berlin on walls parts, they tell a story. We find graffiti and painting everywhere: on walls, sidewalks, traffic signs and even storefronts.

It was one of the first things that caught my eyes when I arrive in Dublin.
However, I’ve really been fascinated by the colorful electricity boxes. They are pretty difficult not to seen and are almost part of the Dublin architecture style.

I wanted to know more about these boxes. I’ve contacted Jack Field who has painted an electric box on Rathmines Road Lower in Dublin 6.

I painted this box last year as part of a project called Dublin Canvas. I’ve chose to paint this Irish musician with lyrics from one of his songs on every side of the box.

Electric Box – Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6 -Designed by Jack Field  © Léopoldine Iribarren

From different style and colors, spreading a message or just revealing something artistic, it comes from an initiative from Dublin Canvas. To participate in “coloring the city”, all you need to do is apply to paint one of the boxes.

Eligibility criteria

To be able to paint a box, you, however, need to be over the age of 18.

The participant should :

  • use its own creativity
  • inspire himself from the area characteristics
  • pay attention to the surrounding of the box he/she is designing the artwork.

And if you’re elected the work will stay at least 1 year unless Dublin Canvas has decided to remove it.

The deadline for this year’s applications is next week (April 16th, 2018). You want to participate? Take your chance!

I’ve traveled around the city to classified the more I could. Here are those I’ve found:

Electricity Box – Bride Street, Dublin 8 © Léopoldine Iribarren

Electric Box – Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6 © Léopoldine Iribarren

Electric Box – Grove Road, Dublin 6 © Léopoldine Iribarren

 

 

 

 

Electric Box – Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2 © Léopoldine Iribarren

Electric Box – Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6 © Léopoldine Iribarren

Electric Box – Charlotte Way, Dublin 2 © Léopoldine Iribarren

Electric Box – Richemont Street South, Dublin 2 © Léopoldine Iribarren

Electric Box – Eustace Street, Dublin 2 © Léopoldine Iribarren

Electric Box – Rathmines Street Lower, Dublin 6 © Léopoldine Iribarren

Electric Box -Wexford Street, Dublin 2 © Léopoldine Iribarren

Electric Box – Richemont Street South, Dublin 2 © Léopoldine Iribarren

Electric Box – Aungier Street, Dublin 2 © Léopoldine Iribarren

Electric Box – Fishamble Street, Dublin 8 © Léopoldine Iribarren

Electric Box – Harcourt Road, Dublin 2 © Léopoldine Iribarren