News/Blog Category: Art

The writing is on the (Waterford) wall

posted on 11th Apr 2019

After I read Rashima's post last week featuring beautiful street art on the walls throughout India, I was reminded of a festival in my home town of Waterford that similarly promotes and celebrates street art. Originating in 2015, the Waterford Walls street art festival is now an annual event that hosts world-class national and international... Gimme More »

Every wall is an opportunity!

posted on 2nd Apr 2019

Every time I waltz into a place I always look out for its walls. Walls that have vibrancy, some history and maybe, a message. It’s the best way to familiarise myself with the energy of a town, a city, and its people. And, the riot of colours, splashed across, is quite uplifting! Growing up in India in the 90s, I was accustomed to seeing city... Gimme More »

Bringing Digital Art to Life

posted on 25th Mar 2019

Bringing Digital Art to Life When we think of the traditional methods of painting and the necessary tools that artists need to work their craft we think of brushes and paint, canvases and paper. And for me, much of the mood and magic in painting happens when you dip your brush in the paint, lift it to the canvas and the image that you see in... Gimme More »

Less grey, more play… Dublin Canvas

posted on 27th Feb 2019

Injecting colour and energy into our streets, transforming the city’s landscape and bringing the joy of art to the people… Dublin Canvas is a community art project that delivers on so many levels. The project takes previously dull public spaces and transforms them into works of art. Showcasing the talents of people from all walks of life.... Gimme More »

How to Paint a Portrait

posted on 12th Feb 2019

One of my favourite programs kicked off on Sky Arts this week and it's well worth a watch whether you are an artist or not. Sky Arts 'Portrait Artist of the Year' invites professional and amateur artists to produce a portrait painting of famous sitters. The panel of judges select the eventual winner through several rounds where they will receive... Gimme More »

All in a Name

posted on 7th Jan 2019

Arriving back at Dublin airport after your travels is never easy, especially when you have left the winter sunshine behind only to be replaced with the ever-present dull grey skies of Dublin. But something did manage to lift my spirits (momentarily at least!) while making the journey home after Christmas. The exhibition ‘All in a Name’ is... Gimme More »

Halloween Fever!

posted on 1st Nov 2018

For some, All Hallows' Eve may not be a big deal, but for others it is. I was born in a country that didn’t celebrate Halloween. It's something that only started to pick up in recent year due to American tv shows and horror movies. When I moved to Ireland, I started to see the buzz in the whole Halloween thing. I was quite surprised to know that... Gimme More »

Lost

posted on 26th Oct 2018

Walking around Dublin, depending on how observant you are, you may have noticed some strange, little lost stickers. If you haven't keep an eye on the lookout for street signs, lamp posts and power boxes. These little unique stickers are bound to brighten up your day. Here's Albatros - the man behind it all to tell us about the project. Keep... Gimme More »

We just got Banksy-ed

posted on 24th Oct 2018

Girl with Ballon Earlier this month, Banksy made headlines around the world when his painting, ‘Girl with Balloon’, was sold in Sotheby's auction house. The value of the artwork reached more than three times its pre-sale estimate during the auction, equaling a record price for the artist. The next thing that happened went viral around the... Gimme More »