As part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2021, Every Can Counts and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (DLR) is hosting a live art event, encouraging passers-by to help create a huge rainbow artwork made entirely of 1,911 empty drink cans, writes Amy Rohu.
The colourful installation is the first-ever PixelCan artwork in Ireland and will measure two metres high and six metres wide. It will be built throughout the day from painted recycled cans, with the aim of raising awareness of recycling.
The cans used in the artwork were collected from the town and beaches throughout the region during a mass beach clean on World Environment Day. This clean-up event was in partnership with volunteers from Tidy Towns Dún Laoghaire, Flossie and the Beach Cleaners
Róisín O’Brien, Every Can Counts Ireland Programme Manager, said: “We’re really excited to be involved in this year’s Cruinniú na nÓg’s celebrations. Not only is our rainbow PixelCan artwork a great way to bring people together again after a long year of restrictions, but it’s a fun and visual way to remind people about the importance of recycling.”
The event will take place from 12pm – 5pm on Saturday, June 12, at Myrtle Square in Dún Laoghaire.