The Grey Area Project was originally a reaction from a collective of Street Artists called Subset to the draconian attitude of Dublin County Council to Street Art. The Artists wanted to highlight the unhelpful administration attitude that they have to battle with every day in an effort to change the laws around public artwork in Ireland. However, they soon decided that they would try to raise money to help elevate the homeless crisis in Ireland, in an effort to do this they organised this exhibition and are intending to raise €50,000.00.
The opening night of the second exhibition was on the 26th of October, the price for tickets, prints, merchandise and the book that you can pre-order are all €30, all the profits are going to Inner City Helping Homelessness charity. As part of the ticket price, you were given a zine that documents the project, it was amazing to look at the 40 large scale pieces on display, created by thirtyfive of Ireland’s street artists. During the incredibly well attended opening night, there was food and drink available for guests, as well as Dj’s playing music.
I may add a post for the first Grey Area Project Exhibition that was held earlier this year in the Point Village, the same location as the second exhibition.
For your information, I have included the web addresses for The Grey Area Project, ICHH and the Point Village below.