Posts Tagged ‘ADW’

….do it correctly.

Recently, we had this piece looking at a wonderful new piece of graffiti from Dublin based street artist ADW at Suir Road Bridge. The piece was removed after only a couple of hours.

Freda, a friend of ours whose photos frequently end up on the blog, popped up recently to photograph the damage. She’s been documenting Dublin street art for years now, building up impressive photo albums showing the development of the art form in the capital. I’m hoping in time she’ll join the WordPress world.

Anyway, when she got up there, this is what she found:

Half a heart.

What’s the point?

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Excellent stuff this from Dublin street artist ADW, one of the many Dubliners out there keeping the streets looking pretty. Nice to find this in my inbox this morning from a friend saying “You’d like this”.

One of the beauties of working in the city and having long lunch breaks is getting to walk up and down unfamiliar streets to see what you come across. ADW’s stuff is among my favourites, though sometimes the likes of Mr. Monoploy being carried away by two brave Guardians of the Peace isn’t likely to remain in place for too long. You do well to carry a camera in this city.

From the beautiful ESPO pieces at the Tivoli to the recent They Are Us project, Irish Street Art over here is well worth a look. You never know what you’ll find on your lunch break.

Timely Luas job:

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This looks interesting. From Thursday through to Sunday, there will be an exhibition of the stencil work of the artist ADW in town, at The Back Loft Gallery.

At first, I didn’t connect the name with anyone in particular, but after a brief look at the website I went “oh! Yer man!”. The broke leprauchan with his pockets stretched, the Gardaí arresting Monopoly Man, Brian Cowen with his “Laugh now, but one day I’ll be in charge” signboard, all great images.

And so it begins! My new show will be opening on the 15th of April at the very stylish Back Loft Gallery. There will be an opening reception on Thursday the 15th of April 6pm-8pm and all are welcome. Then daily viewings from Friday the 16th until Sunday the 18th, 1-7pm and Sunday until 5pm

Despite currently getting to terms with a serious mountain of essays, I hope I can swing into this on Sunday.

Sadly, in Dublin, this kind of stuff rarely lasts too long and the shite nobody wants or needs to know about Anto and his girlfriend stays up on the wall forever. No justice.

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