Last night the net was awash with rumors and pictures of what looked like a Banksy piece on Moore St. Freda Mullin Hughes popped down and sent us in this: “I went up to photograph the “Banksy” piece on Moore Street on my lunch break today and met Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell’s grand-niece Donna so I asked her to pose with a picture of Elizabeth who has been too often airbrushed out of history and this picture. Elizabeth was present with Pearse at the surrender and featured in the original … Read More
. ADW is one of our favorite Dublin based street artists. His presentation at one of the last Come Here To Me events in the Sugar Club saw him outline a messer’s methodology of street level agit-prop intervention that has nailed it repeatedly over the years. We featured him way back in #rabble5 as one of our centre spreadistas. You might recall a wee incident with the Nardai at the Kings of Concrete. Anyway, he’s been a busy chap. We spotted some recent work outside All City on Crowe St … Read More
If you’re glued to your couch and looking for something to chew over that’s not going to numb your brain. Then this is for you. It’s a documentary about Ron English, he’s a billboard hi-jacker and a pioneer of subvertising as art pranksterism. Full of crazy anecdotes and punchy anti-corporate bish bosh. Head over to the Network Awesome website for more deadly ideas along these lines. Bored and looking for something to watch? We’ve a tonne of other viewing suggestions here.
Some sci-fi referencing subversives struck in Limerick city earlier in the week. Unused Adshel boxes were taken over to beam out a series of posters using imagery nodding to the 1980’s classic b-movie They Live. Paul Tarpey sent us the above batch of photographs and reported that: “Some neglected adshells in Limerick recieved a high end make over referencing the film They Live for a consumerist commentary on public space. The new images were inspired by a longstanding graffitied Celtic Tiger poster of 3 shoppers on Henry St. Thats the … Read More
Here’s a video shot and edited by Mark Verling that captures some of the art work at the recent All City Jam. The soundtrack features a track from Midnight Eez, a Bronx crew that got a release on All City with a very odd back story all of their own. The Tivoli grounds look set to serve up another summer session over the August Bank Holiday weekend with the Dublin City Block Party. We’re stoked about the line up and already have our tickets tucked away under the pillow. You … Read More
Interested in the origins of hip hop culture, fashion and street photography? Then this is for you. As a young man, Jamel Shabazz documented the street style immortalized in early hip hop. His website is chockerblock with vintage shots of Brooklyn hood life. It’s a bit slow loading, but worth a look. Talking about the sort of folk he put on film, Fab Five Freddy said: These were the heroes, these were the style icons, these were the cool cats on the corner on the street, that every major rapper … Read More
Regular enough Youtube videos on Dublin street art talent. First up is sticker bomber Kill. You can’t not have seen these stickers. Catch that clip with the tiny easel.
You might have noticed the growing number of painted shutters around the capital, many the work of Evolve Urban Art’s growing roster of artists. Killian Redmond sat down with Evolve’s Ene Keenan for a bit of a chat. Evolve Urban Art has been running since January 2013. What made you set it up? It’s a simple idea. Connect people with artists, leading to positive art in a lot of places. Working with artists, people, businesses and the community. It’s art for anything, anywhere. It continues to grow and evolve. … Read More
Paul Tarpey examines how artists and activists are dealing with the idea of the non-place – a space with which we have all become unconsciously familiar. Pound shops, petrol stations and piss-stinking out-of-town shopping centres. This is the sprawl of the post-apocalypse we call ‘after the Tiger’. The unplanned, the undesigned is our new state. We no longer blink as we pass ghost estates and cow-shit stained forecourts. These non-places have fused Ireland’s rural and urban edges. It is tolerated space, mostly ignored by its residents, yet functional enough … Read More
Social transformation, urban regeneration and skulls. There’s far more to street art than meets the eye, as Mexican artist Kathrina Rupit, better known as KIN MX, tells Sharon Jackson. Street art: what’s it all about? Street art interrupts the daily routine. I have taken part in some regeneration projects such as the Cabra Park Urban Gallery and around Thomas Street during the Liberties Festival. The idea is to create a new impression of the street. Everyone has their own view of themselves, that they express through their art. With … Read More