Waterford Walls is a visual Street Art project in Waterford City, Ireland. Irish and International street artists and talented school students transformed old spaces into extended art gallery. The first image is the work of Joe Caslin, a street artist and art teacher from Roscommon who is known for his project “Our Nation’s Sons” – large scale portraits of young men from disadvantaged social backgrounds.
In the image below, a man stopped to touch the surface of the portrait. I will tell you why. Joe Caslin paintings are done on biodegradable paper, and will come down within a few weeks. We are lucky with the weather, and I hope the paintings will last another month.
Another work of the same artist in Olaf Street. It is sad they won’t stay here too long.
I went around the city center to look for the other murals. First of all, I visited one of my favorite places in O’Connell Street and was pleased to find an interesting work.
After that I walked to Stephen Street. This is unused De La Salle Hall built in 1915. I love the new look of it’s facade. As it often happens in life, the facade is the only attractive part…
More murals in Stephen Street.
I like this mural because the girl is holding a camera in her hands.
It is where the rain started, and I rushed under the roof of a garage. From there I took a picture of a mural and a family with the matching umbrella.
The rain didn’t last long and I walked to New Street to see the gardens and more murals.
It was my last destination. There are about twenty murals, very colorful.
This one is dedicated to Waterford Hospice.
I stood there waiting for someone to come over and do something amazing, or at least something worth a picture, but there was no one in the gardens, so I just took a snap of the girl and her bees.
Thank you for walking the streets with me. I know, it is not a once-in-a-lifetime trip, but think about the murals that won’t last longer that a couple of weeks. You have seen them!
This is sort of a similar exposition in 2008.
Thank you so much for the mention, Tom.
Reblogged this on Jean Reinhardt and commented:
Beautiful temporary street art from Waterford, Ireland, as found on Inese’s blog. It might be gone but it’s not forgotten.
Thank you for spreading a word, Jean!
I didn’t know about this. Fabulous street art, I just have to reblog. Thanks, Inese.
Thank you Jean! Two big murals are already gone. I thought they would fade off somehow, but they just came off like molting skin 🙂
like the first one and the last one, the best – both a little whistful.. always look at the first photos in someones gallerys to see how they began
That’s very true. I love the art itself, but my true love is study of people 😉
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Yeah. So pleased!!!
Wow, great paintings 🙂
Thank you Anna! 🙂 The big ones have almost gone…
Then there’s room for new paintings 🙂
Thank you for your like
As always Sheldon
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Thank you for reblogging! 🙂
Up here people start to complain about a historical repainted wall:
Thank you Rob! These walls have no historical importance except the ones with the big portraits. No harm done though – the rain is washing away the painting. I am taking photographs every three days to see how the paper peels off.
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