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Trailer Park Design Caravan Competition

Are you a designer? An Architect? A Technician? An Illustrator? Calling all men with drills and hex-heads! Calling all ladies with hard hats and mood-boards! We need you!

Electric Picnic’s mobiletropolis Trailer Park is calling for fresh designers to emerge from their laboratories with some wholly impractical festival inventions! We would like to invite you to add to the mayhem next year, to bring your own caravan or mobile home dream to life, and host it at the Electric Picnic 2015.

‘Art Caravan’ saw its first year in 2014 and attracted some 120 applications from designers across Ireland. It was the start of an extraordinary design community and you can become part of it! Trailer Park 2015 might just be a creative circus that you always wanted to join.
We are looking for projects that stand on their own as installations, independent of performance or activities, although these may well accompany and complete the installations.

The key word to consider is INTERACTIVE. They need to be about the design of the exterior, and think about lighting design as the area operates at night as well as daytime.

For those interested in participating but do not have or cannot find a caravan, we can help with this.

To find out more information on grants and the competition criteria please see here.

Please ensure you have read the competitions Terms and Conditions

You can submit your entry for the Trailer Park Design Caravan Competition here

The closing date for the competition is 11.59am 18th March.

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Trailer Park Design Caravan Competition Judges

Hugo Jellett

Hugo Jellett is the current director of the Carlow Arts Festival (Eigse 2015) and the founding director of The Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas. He is also involved in creating The Dirty Old Town Speakeasy at Longitude, and Trailer Park and Salty Dog at Electric Picnic.

Roz Jellett

Roz Jellett manages Emperors Robes, a styling and production company which focuses on music and arts festivals around Ireland and the UK. Trailer Park is her creation.

Charles Preston

Charles Preston is the director of LPM Bohemia, the foremost purveyors of unique tent structures in Ireland and the UK, and of Ballintubbert Gardens & House near Stradbally, now being launched as a wedding venue for those who like boutique festivals.

Sorcha O’Reilly

Sorcha O'Reilly has fourteen years experience producing events of all shapes and sizes, including large scale music & arts festivals, theatre, immersive family interactive shows, concerts, exhibitions & launch parties. Sorcha has recently opened her own production company called the Event Design Studio where she uses theatre & film costumes, sets & props to create bespoke immersive experiences for her clients.

Laura Magahy

Laura is Managing Director of MCO PROJECTS Ltd., an award-winning Design and Project Management company. She is Executive Chair of the government initiative Irish Design 2015, and Creative Director of Arran Street East, a design-led pottery project. She has played various roles at board level in the public and private arenas, including President of the Institute of Directors, board member of the Arts Council of Ireland, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and CIE. Laura’s particular expertise is in designing and implementing strategic projects. She is a Level A Certified Project Director from the Institute of Project Management.

Dara Flynn

Dara Flynn has been a homes and interiors journalist at The Sunday Times since 2004. She is also editor of House and Home, Ireland's best-selling interiors magazine. In her spare time she enjoys playing piano, rescuing abandoned furniture, trawling flea markets and secretly judging other people's houses.

More on Trailer Park

Trailer Park – exclusive to Electric Picnic – pays homage to the humble holiday caravan, the glittering airstream, the vaudeville circus van, and the wild imaginations unearthed in the spectacular ‘Art Caravan’ competition... Trailer Park is a mobiletropolis, an incongruous theatrical enclosure made of joined-up, stacked campers, vintage caravans, stylised mobile homes, reconditioned retro trailers, and an eccentric community of performers, stylers, feeders and imbibers, miniature restaurants, wacked-out cultural clinicians, oddball vaudevillians, exotic hula dancers, burlesquettes, acrobat clownsters, and a cluster of three-legged dogs.

And we need musicians! The main CARAVAN STAGE in Trailer Park plays host to bands in the living room, bedroom, kitchen and lavatory of a mobile home. Highlights from 2014 included rock’n’rollers The Whereabouts, Pearl TN, and The Trampz, the bluesy tones of Clive Barnes, foot-stomping favourites Mikey and the Scallywags, Kevin Doyle’s rockabilly Elvis homage The Way It Was, and breathtaking shows from White Chalk and Tucan.

Doors are open to hear from musicians who might fit the bill for next year - contact trailerparkstage@gmail.com or visit us on our Trailer Park Facebook page.

Trailer Park is going to be back, and with it we hope to host the wonderful JUNK KOUTURE fashion show, the newly curated TRAILER PARK TIKI BAR, the MOVEMBER BARBERSHOP to offer gents (hell, ladies too) facial hair aid for the weekend, JIMMIE LEE'S JUKE JOINT uber authentic gumbo, CATHY DAVEY’S My Lovely Ranch, CAR-AU-VIN (a Provencal wine cave, where a sommelier and a comedian (identities not revealed) take patrons through a tasting of fine wines), David Sumray’s THE INCREDIBLY MAD DE-PROGRAMMING MACHINE, the deeply hilarious CARAVANAOKE, Dermot Agnew’s show-stopping CARAVAN CLUB EXTRAVAGANZA, the Bombay bombshell that is LORD GANESH’S LARDER, and Science Gallery’s MOBILE MAKESHOP.

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