Project 24

Project 24 is a unique temporary art project on Bangor seafront that has transformed a derelict, unused and unseen town centre location into a welcoming, vibrant, creative and pleasurable shared space.. The site houses 12 artist studios and a community garden. It is a creative hub, an area to be used by everyone - feel free to come along, meet the artists, look at their work or enjoy an event. 

Located at Queen’s Parade, Bangor, Project 24 is open seven days a week.  However artists/pod openings may vary.

Art pods
There are six art pods, each pod containing two artist studios. The art pods are housed in customised shipping containers with a coloured exterior and bespoke interior. The studios are multi-functional spaces where artists will be inspired to create and exhibit their work. The setting of the art pods and the landscape structure has been derived from looking at the historic footprint and street patterns and setting up a grid and structure which reflects the past on the ground, the pods are scattered among the grid defining routes and create spaces for exhibition and performance. These random insertions represent the constant flux and movement Queen’s Parade has incurred. The art pods are seen as light boxes with a fluid and translucent environment where people can experience different atmospheres and moods depending on the season.

Artists
Established and emerging visual artists are invited to apply to be part of this innovative project. Artists including, but not exclusive to, those working in the medium of painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, drawing, film, video, live art and all crafts are eligible to apply. 

Community garden
Project 24 has created an opportunity that brings the first piece of open space grassed areas to the centre of Bangor in many decades. The Community Garden is a shared project where people from all age groups, abilities and backgrounds come together to grow their own fruit, flowers and vegetables.  The project aspires to engage community groups to get involved and make this space somewhere that everyone can enjoy. For more information, contact Carly McMullan: carly.mcmullan@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk.

The Hub at Project 24
The Hub at Project 24 is available for hire by community groups, voluntary organisations, charities and other groups.  The Hub has different uses and can accommodate various events. This self-supporting construction is fixed to the ground and has retractable sides and ends to ensure adequate weather protection with a translucent roof to allow natural light. The surface material is self-binding gravel. The space can accommodate a maximum of 150 guests. It can also accommodate tables, seating and staging where required. To make a booking, contact Project24: carly.mcmullan@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk

For more information, go to Project 24 website or telephone: 0300 013 3333

Project 24