Global Art Project comes to Sandymount Green

Before I Die comes to Sandymount Green.
Image by Tony Webster on Wikimedia Commons.

The Global Art Project Before I Die will be in Sandymount Green this Sunday June 26th for Sandymount Green Family Fun Day.

The project, which will be open to the public from 11am to 2pm on the day, was created by Candy Chang on the side of an abandoned building in New Orleans. Her inspiration came from the trauma she suffered upon losing a loved one, and the piece has been displayed all over the world.

Before I Die takes a regular wall and turns it into a chalkboard canvas where people can write and share their hopes, dreams and aspirations. Written on the wall is the phrase “Before I die I want to _________“, with civilians invited to fill in the blank space with chalk.

Dublin City Council’s South East Area Community Officer Declan Hayden spoke about the project’s arrival in Sandymount Green:

“Dublin City Council is delighted to be involved with this exciting project and we encourage members of the public to come along and share their dreams with the vibrant community here in Sandymount. This wall forms part of our annual Family Fun Day and will remain on the green as a living part of the community. As it’s a chalkboard, it can be wiped clean and can be used repeatedly for people to express their ambitions for life.”

The project is being brought to Dublin by friends Michael Flynn and Lucia Kickham, a move that is supported by the Dublin City Council South East Area Community Section.

More information about the project can be found at and, or by calling (01) 222 2170 or 087 740 0277.

By Kevin Carney