New arts centre leads the revamp of inner city area
THE north inner city is on track to become a more vibrant cultural hub with the advent of a new arts centre.
The Complex, a multi-disciplinary arts hub, is located in a large renovated fruit and veg warehouse owned by Keelings on the junction of Little Green Street and Little Mary Street.
Dublin City Council (DCC) have part-funded the renovation of the centre but the collective is also seeking sponsors with their Buy A Little Green Brick campaign.
People can make a donation from €10 to €250 and have their name inscribed on a special sponsors' wall at the centre.
The group are hoping to hit a €20,000 goal in order to secure funding from DCC who have agreed to donate €30,000 if the group matches that. Director of The Complex Vanessa Fielding said that she hopes the centre will add to the revival of the northwest inner city.
"It's very exciting at the minute. We have nine artists taking up their residencies this week and it's a very mixed bag so it's exciting to see the range and the quality of artists we have," she said.
Details of the Buy A Little Green Brick Campaign can be found at www.thecomplex.ie.
Meanwhile, the regeneration of the Victorian Fruit and Veg Market at Mary's Lane has been delayed following a decision to add a multi-use games area to the project. There has been "substantial interest" from retailers interested in setting up in the revamped market.