Strolled down Kyle Street lately?
If you live within 5km of Cork city centre, there’s a new reason to check out the area; local artist Peter Martin is putting the finishing touches on a large scale mural that transforms the neighbourhood.
Entitled ‘Rising to the Bait’, Martin’s piece is the latest to be completed as part of the Ardú Street Art Initiative, supported by Cork City Council Arts Office and Creative Ireland.
Peter Martin is one of the creative forces behind Ardú, which will welcome works by seven of Ireland’s most respected and renowned street artists including MASER, Shane O’Driscoll, Deirdre Breen, James Earley, ACHES, and Garreth Joyce.
Providing a safe space for observation, conversation, and inspiration, the project organisers say the murals will “add to the cultural landscape of the city centre by revitalising the areas of the city they inhabit”.
“At a time when we face shared and personal challenges, each of our artist’s mural is a rallying cry to the city – a call to remember that we have been through terrible times before and we rose up.” said co-organiser Shane O’Driscoll.
“We can do it again.”
You can check out the progress of brand new works at Harley’s Street, Wandesford Quay, The Kino, Anglesea Street, 61 North Main Street, Kyle Street, and Henry Street.
Images: Clare Keogh