To help bring the Christmas spirit to life this year, 17 separate locations around Dublin will be lit up by projections and light shows.
Four of these locations, set up by Dublin City Council Culture Company, reflect the experiences, resilience, and creativity of the people who call Dublin home.
Steve MacDevitt and a team of four other artists have created heart-warming pieces with messages of hope, resilience, and positivity which will light up Samuel Beckett Bridge, Civic Office Wood Quay, The Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, City Hall, and the Mater Hospital for the month of December.
Speaking about the project, Iseult Byrne, Dublin City Council Culture Company CEO said:
2020 has been a difficult year for many, but our work with communities throughout the year and this project specifically is a wonderful opportunity to include the voices of the people of Dublin in a significant way, to shine a light on them, their ideas and their creativity.
Its wonderful to have these four locations illuminated with works created by community groups and I cant think of a better way to celebrate Christmas in the city than to shine a light on its people.
Through our work, we try to connect people and communities through culture and conversation, as we know that when people feel connected to their communities, they feel safer and stronger, and are healthier.
There is something transformative about seeing something you have made being projected onto a major building in your city centre.
There is great pride in sharing your creativity in this way, and the works that have been made really show a flavour of the people who call Dublin home, their childhoods, their life experiences, the challenges overcome with strength, resilience and fun and a sense of togetherness.