topofthehill, derryTOTH (Top of the Hill) used to be a focal point for sectarian violence. The kerbstones and lamp posts were covered in sectarian markings, which the residents did not want to remain.

The TOTH 2010 community group took the lead in reimagining the site and giving renewed community confidence and inclusivity. The group recruited a well-known local artist to change the physical space and the perceptions of that space. Community consultations and workshops were held from which the artwork evolved.

The work is called ‘Shortcuts’ and has sculptures of local people walking through the field doing the practical things in life. The artwork highlights what makes us special as individuals and what binds us together as a community.

An exceptional entry where community art was used as a vehicle for positive change.

Runners up:
NICHE, Cork City