The street artist CANVAZ is currently embarking on a great project in Dublin, lashing up posters in honour of the great and the good of the last one hundred years. Inspired by the centenary, it looks at influential Irish people in the context of 1916-2016.
There are writers, poets, athletes, revolutionaries, feminists, architects and street performers. These are to be found all across the city right now, thrown onto the walls of alleyways and in prominent places too. Mostly, they’re people I’ve great time for, a few not so much, but that’s part of what I’m enjoying about it.
Walking around Dublin, sometimes the placing seems to be in itself significant. Kevin Barry was snapped on Marlborough Street, not far from the Belvedere College where he was educated. Others though are popping up in seemingly random locations, and not just laneways and back alleys, making detours rewarding.
Playfully, the series is called The Rebels. Some of them were rebels of course, in the literal sense of the revolutionary years.Others rebelled in their own strange ways. It’s excellent and we wish CANVAZ all the best with it.