Wall-to-wall art turns our city into a gallery

Work by Curtis Hylton in Waterford. Photo by Julia Behal.

IRELAND’S largest outdoor gallery of public art is taking shape in Waterford.

Waterford Walls International Street Art Festival 2019 will see Irish and international street artists transform the city.

The festival, from Thursday 22 August to Sunday 25 August, will explore themes from mental health to the digital environment to climate change.

“Street art is more than aesthetics: it’s about provoking thought and finding inspiration in places where you least expect it,” says Curtis Hylton, the UK-based street artist who explores themes of climate change and its impact on wildlife through his murals.

Good street art can literally stop you in your tracks

“Good street art can literally stop you in your tracks. So, at this year’s Waterford Walls Festival, we’re encouraging people to look and look again.”

Other artists include Beerens (France) whose art focuses on the underwater world, Lost. Optics (Romania) who looks at geometric forms and the digital environment, Russ (France) who addresses the evolution of matter and state through time, as well as a host of Irish artists. See https://waterfordwalls.ie/meet-our-artists/ for full listing.



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