Street Art in Urban Regeneration

04-Oct-2017


PRESS RELEASE

No: 586/2017

Date: 4th October 2017

Street Art in Urban Regeneration for Local Artists.

HM Government of Gibraltar is pleased to announce its new street art initiative as part of its urban regeneration and cultural development programmes. The aim is to revitalize areas that require redevelopment and attempt to improve the physical appeal of building façades. It is a popular form public art probably best understood by seeing it in situ.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Heritage, Environment and Climate Change, have been tasked with overseeing these art projects. GCS is delighted to reveal that five areas in Gibraltar have been identified, subject to the guidance and advice of the Development and Planning Commission. These include:

• Irish Town/Chatham Counterguard tunnel
• Alameda Gardens tunnel
• Europort Avenue
• Ragged Staff Magazine
• Fountain Ramp

The art projects and creation of street murals are geared for local artists, and the Government hopes that the local art fraternity will get involved. Applications and further details will be released after the meeting of the DPC, in October.