Take a stroll over on your lunch break.
Ardú Street Art has returned to the streets of Cork for their 2023 edition, with three more artists taking their positions to create the next of three new large-scale murals for the city.
The new mural by James Earley, Tony Byrne, and Cian Walker, the design for which has not been revealed to the public, will replace a piece created by Cork artist Shane O’Driscoll on Harley’s Street near the Mary Elmes Bridge.
“Shane O’Driscoll painted the first Ardú mural here on Harley Street in October 2020.” the Ardú crew shared on Instagram.
👀 New mural incoming 👀
We’re delighted to announce the next mural being painted as part of Ardú 2023 🎨
Visit Harley Street in Cork City this week to see James Earley, Tony Byrne & Cian Walker at work 👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/CgEFqFvxbm
— Ardú Street Art Project (@ArduStreetArt) October 9, 2023
“We never knew at that point the direction that Ardú would go. We certainly didn’t think that we’d be getting to a point where we would be repainting murals from our first year… that’s just the nature of street art and murals only have a certain lifespan.”
The group says that Earley, Byrne, and Walker have been friends of the festival since the beginning and have been painting in Cork for over 15 years.
“It has been really interesting to watch the development of their collaborative practice over the years and it’s safe to say that what the lads are going to create on Harley’s Street will nothing short of incredible.”
Swing by over the next few days to see them at work.