Cork’s mural walking tour is about to get longer.
The Ardú Street Art project, which brought a much-needed burst of colour and life into the city during the lockdown in Cork in October 2020, is back for 2021 with four new large-scale artworks planned.
The Ardú team returns to Cork city’s streets from today until October 11th, with the first piece already underway this morning at St Finbarr’s Road, Cork.
The 2021 edition will welcome the following artists:
Friz: Friz is a Belfast based artist who works in both traditional and digital mediums, currently focused on spray painting. Her work largely revolves around the female form, identity and our connection to the natural world around us.
Conor Harrington: London-based artist Conor Harrington returns to his hometown of Cork for Ardú 2021. Conor’s work draws a fine line between classical and contemporary art, and masterfully creates a world within those boundaries.
Shane O’Malley: Shane is a visual artist who hails from Navan. Now based in Galway, his work explores colour, forms and symbols through painting. It is a meeting point of studio practice and mural art painted in public spaces.
Asbestos: Asbestos is a street artist hailing from Dublin. He specialises in mixed media artwork, combining mediums like photography and painting onto found objects. Asbestos has been contributing to Ireland’s urban landscape since 2003.
Ardú organisers Shane O’Driscoll, Paul Gleeson and Peter Martin are excited to present the second edition of Ardú to the public, in a safe space where you can observe the murals come to life outdoors.
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“At a time when we face shared and personal challenges, each of our artist’s murals are a rallying cry to the city – a call to remember that we have been through terrible times before and we rose up. We can do it again.”
“Having made such a positive impact on the city last year, we are excited to be back with another line-up of inspiring artists to transform Cork city’s streets.” the group said in a statement.