Uniquely Dublin Competition – Winner Announced
Unique in concept, the Uniquely Dublin Competition is now closed and the winner chosen. Lord Mayor Naoise Ó Muirí announced the overall winner of the Uniquely Dublin Competition in the Little Museum of Dublin on April 26th. The winning entry by Oisin Byrne and Gary Farrelly is entitled ‘Dublin: A Radical Science Guide’ and was in the Film category.
This short film ‘Dublin: A Radical Science Guide’ is a Flann O’Brien-esque satire, offering a hilarious view of the city. For the competition organisers, it highlights something that is truly unique about Dublin – our sense of humour.
Byrne and Farrelly are visual artists, whose past and forthcoming exhibitions include IMMA Kilmainham, the W Gallery in Paris and Princeton University, United States. They are spending part of the prize-money on creating a new version of the work.
Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Naoise Ó Muirí commented on the competition and prize giving; “The competition was unique and the entries so diverse and inspiring. The decision was very tight with all shortlisted entrants very worthy of the grand prize. My congratulations and thanks to all those who participated in the competition and to the enthusiasm of all involved in this ingenious competition”.
“An innovative concept which gathered great momentum worldwide. I commend both the staff of Dublin City Council and The Little Museum of Dublin on such an original and imaginative concept which yielded an exceptional variety of results and winners”, said Phillip Maguire, acting City Manager, Dublin City Council.
Speaking at the prize giving ceremony, Trevor White of The Little Museum of Dublin said “We are very grateful to everyone who entered the competition and are delighted with the results. We would also like to thank Dublin City Council, Tourism Ireland, Dublin Bus and last but not least our panel of judges who took time out of their own calendars to help choose the winners”.
To view the shortlists entries, click here. Judges awarded a special prize to one shortlisted entry in each category. Winners in their respective categories are:
Film: Eleanore Nicholas and Ger Staunton for ‘My Fair Mot’
‘My Fair Mot’ was filmed over a series of ‘Dublinese Classes as part of the Fringe Festival. The kids leading the class are from Whitefriar and Aungier Street community centre, and the classes were unscripted and improvised.
Animation: Christopher and Rachel Donnelly for ‘Uniquely Dublin’
‘Uniquely Dublin’ was created by brother and sister duo Chris and Rachel Donnelly and takes dialogue from conversations with people about Dublin and animates buses, buildings, beer taps and more with the results.
Music: Eammonn Bolton for ‘Black River’
‘Black River’ is a piece of music written to reflect the rhythms of the Liffey, how is rises and falls over its course through Dublin.
Photography: Dermot Kelly for ‘South Wall’
Dermot achieved this amazing angle by taking the picture from the deck of a ferry during an 8am crossing to Holyhead.
Written Word: Carmen Garcia for ‘Imagine’
‘Imagine’ is a piece by Carmen Garcia, a native of Spain who has lived in Dublin for many years and now considers it her home.
Visual Art: John Dunn for ‘The City is your Stage’
‘The City is your Stage’ is a huge moving sculpture called an automaton. The piece represents different aspects of Dublin life, and is an amazing feat of engineering.
Graphic Design: Jennifer Farley for ‘Phoenix Park’
‘Phoenix Park’ captures the essence of the park in a quirky, amusing style by Dublin-based designer Jennifer Farley.