Local young people create art to be displayed at Drimnagh Luas stop.
The artwork, designed by local students from the St John Bosco Youth Centre, has gone on display at a Luas tram stop in Drimnagh.
The objective of the project is to give local young people a sense of pride in the stop while at the same time providing them with new skills. Over the past eight months, twenty students from the centre have been designing artwork for what has become their stop.
Frank Allen of the Railway Procurement Agency explains how they engaged with the local community during the years the Luas line was being constructed. This artwork is just one outcome of this community engagement.
Brian Murphy, Manager at the St John Bosco Youth Centre, says that the works on display come from the students' own portfolios.
All of the works displayed will form part of their portfolios at the end of the year.
Student artist Patrick Murphy explains how his work is inspired by music and contains musical notation. Danielle Keenan, another student artist on the programme, says the project has given her a sense of pride in what she has achieved.
The artworks will be on display at the St John Bosco Youth Centre and thereafter at the Drimnagh Luas stop.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 4 May 2005. The reporter is Will Goodbody.