Go Art Go Kart

Companies involved: Millennium Forum with Sponsors Campsie Karting and Arts and Business N.I

Objective: “Corporate responsibility is very important to us and I wanted to engage more with schools in the community, but I wasn’t aware of the possibility of doing an art project with local students until Cara from the Forum highlighted this to me. The project has increased recognition of Campsie Karting and we are thrilled with the result. More importantly, it has left a lasting legacy for our staff and customers to enjoy.”

Project: This innovative project led to a lasting legacy in the form of one of the largest hand-painted murals in Northern Ireland and a unique go-kart customised in graffiti art, all of which was created by local young people under the direction of artist, Sean O’Donnell and project managed by the Millennium Forum. Over the course of ten weeks, O’Donnell trained twenty local young people as well as eight members of the Polish community in sketching, painting, planning and design. He then guided them as they painted a 50 metre mural on the Campsie Karting race-track wall, which is still on display. The group also hand-painted a kart which was put on display at the Millennium Forum and was seen by over 30,000.

The Millennium Forum and Campsie Karting were then able to celebrate in style at the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards in Belfast, after taking home the top prize in the ‘Corporate Responsibility’ category.

Go Art Go Kart

Companies involved: Millennium Forum with Sponsors Campsie Karting and Arts and Business N.I

Objective: “Corporate responsibility is very important to us and I wanted to engage more with schools in the community, but I wasn’t aware of the possibility of doing an art project with local students until Cara from the Forum highlighted this to me. The project has increased recognition of Campsie Karting and we are thrilled with the result. More importantly, it has left a lasting legacy for our staff and customers to enjoy.”

Project: This innovative project led to a lasting legacy in the form of one of the largest hand-painted murals in Northern Ireland and a unique go-kart customised in graffiti art, all of which was created by local young people under the direction of artist, Sean O’Donnell and project managed by the Millennium Forum. Over the course of ten weeks, O’Donnell trained twenty local young people as well as eight members of the Polish community in sketching, painting, planning and design. He then guided them as they painted a 50 metre mural on the Campsie Karting race-track wall, which is still on display. The group also hand-painted a kart which was put on display at the Millennium Forum and was seen by over 30,000.

The Millennium Forum and Campsie Karting were then able to celebrate in style at the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards in Belfast, after taking home the top prize in the ‘Corporate Responsibility’ category.