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Transforming a Derelict Location

Project 24 on site image

What is Project 24?

Project 24 has transformed a derelict, unused and unseen town centre location into a welcoming, vibrant, creative and pleasurable shared space. An area to be used by everyone.  Feel free to come along, meet the artists, look at their work or enjoy an event. 

Project 24 is a unique temporary art project on Bangor seafront. The site houses 12 artist studios, an event space and a community garden,  it is a creative hub for both residents and visitors.

Find out more about Project 24′s current artists  http://project24ni.com/artists-studios/

For news on events at Project 24 please visit the events page.

Project 24 is an Ards and North Down Borough Council project.

Where is Project 24?

Queen’s Parade, Bangor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland

When it is available for public access?   

Art never sleeps!  Project 24 is open 7 days a week.  However artists/pod openings may vary

Some of the Project 24 pods at night

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 insertations 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.



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. Find out about the latest opportunities available within Project 24 Find information on the current artists within Project 24

Community Garden and Event Space

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. The Event Space has seating areas with a bespoke projection space. The Event Space will accommodate exhibitions, youth activities and performance. To find out more email carly.mcmullan@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk

The Hub @ Project 24

The Hub @ Project 24 is available for hire by community groups, voluntary organisations, charities and other groups.* The Hub offers a range of uses and can accommodate different styles of 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. For more information email carly.mcmullan@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk