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ADW: Bad Times – Great Street Art 13 October 2009

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Fans of Street Art in the emerald isle will no doubt be familiar with ADW, the latest talent to emerge from the east coast. ADW told IrishStreetArt.com a little about his journey to date.

ADW spent 5 years studying classical animation and computer animation in Ballyfermot College. Three years were then spent in England for a computer games company before moving back to Ireland to work at doing 3D modelling.

His love for street art really started to take hold when he would pass by the hoardings at Dublin’s Bernard Shaw pub and could see the growth in the Irish Scene.

At this stage he started to experiment with stencilling and producing images. The artist told us how these images “would express the way I feel and I longed for the opportunity to devote more of my own time to my own art. The dream came true and my mind finally made up for me when the economy went tits up and found myself out of a job and creating art full time. Since then I haven’t looked back.”

In the last year or so ADW has hooked up with some really helpful and friendly people among the Irish street and art scene. But us he is currently trying to get his own show together in the coming year. Watch this space! Click here to visit ADW’s site

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1. shatterfreak - 13 October 2009

Definitely one of my favourite streets artists in Ireland at the moment. Love the style and the themes…it’s great when social commentary is done in such a way that is relevant, but not preachy.

Also, great work on the site. I am quite the fan of street art myself, and also love to photograph it, so will be sure to send you guys anything that i get, and can credit to the artist.


2. dublintoday - 26 April 2010

Love ADW. The Stensual show was brilliant too. Great art at reasonable prices! 😀

3. Martin Nolan - 16 July 2010

Well done cuz, so proud of you, youv’e come such a long way & it seems to be starting to happen for you.”Remember to keep your feet on the ground & keep reaching for those star’s” lol Were all behind you !!
Love all from me & AB x

4. Stephen McLoughlin - 14 September 2010

Hi we are looking to commission a Graffitti Artist to work on a Youth Hostel Project, should you have any interested people please contact me.

Kind Regards,

Stephen McLoughlin

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