The title is ‘Outdoor Life in the City’.
And Cork’s newest large-scale mural celebrates all that is great about alfresco living on Leeside.
The huge piece on Tuckey Street was a collaboration between the Sports and Sustainability Section, Cork City Libraries and the City Arts Office, to celebrate outdoor activities happening in the city and promote our natural environment.
The mural was designed and painted by visual artist and muralist Claire Prouvost, with assistance from signwriter and muralist Louise Gardiner and was commissioned by Cork City Council.
“Over the course of a week, the artists transformed a dull, blank wall into a burst of colour and shapes, depicting images of active life in Cork – people jogging, rowing, cycling, playing camogie, and cycling to the park to relax and read a book. Natural life is depicted too with bees, butterflies, ladybirds and plants, all portrayed in the artist’s unique style.” said a Council spokesperson.
According to Adrienne Rodgers, Director of Services with Cork City Council, the team was looking for a way to portray the message of sustainability and healthy lifestyles in a creative rather than a preachy way:
“We’re thrilled that Claire’s stunning creation has captured all that so positively in a mural that adds to the wealth of street art in the city,” she said.