BEFORE I DIE - Global Art Wall Project comes to Dublin

Global Art Project – Before I Die comes to Sandymount Green on Sunday 26th June, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the Sandymount Green Family Fun Day.

The Project, created by Candy Chang on the side of an abandoned building in New Orleans after the trauma of losing a loved one, has appeared all over the world.

Before I Die turns a regular wall into a chalkboard canvas for people to share their hopes, dreams and aspirations. The wall features the sentence, "Before I die I want to _________" and invites the public to take a piece of chalk and fill in their thoughts on the subject. See

Speaking about the project Declan Hayden, South East Area Community Officer with Dublin City Council said: “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 Before I Die, simple, yet thought-provoking question appeals to the whole community and will grab the attention of young and old alike. It is being brought to Dublin by friends Michael Flynn and Lucia Kickham, supported by Dublin City Council South East Area Community Section.

For information and to follow the Dublin Before I Die wall on facebook go to


Notes to the Editor:

The "Before I Die" Wall: is a global art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in public space. The idea is very simple. A public space is turned into a living chalkboard where people can share their aspirations of what they want to do, a little goal in life. The idea is to make people stop think about what they want from life and hopefully to inspire them to then go out and get it. Walls have been created all over the world and can be seen here:   The wall is created in a public space and left for people to freely share their dreams. It is multi-generational and has appeal to people of all ages and its simplicity and relevance can add a lot to a community or public space.