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Den in Ennis 9 July 2012

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Ennis Street Art - Den

This beautiful mural was painted Eva Mena aka Den from the Extralargos collective this weekend in Clare. Den, originally from Bilbao in Spain, visited the west of Ireland to take part in the very successful Ennis Street Festival. Ennis is becoming a little street art gem with murals from local and international street art names like Conor Harrington and now Den adding their colour to its many norrow medieval streets. For more visit EvaMena.com or see Den on Facebook.

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Conor Harrington – Black Herds Of The Rain 13 February 2012

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Conor Harrington in Ennis

Black Herds of The Rain is a film documenting Conor Harrington‘s trip home to Ireland in the summer of 2011 to paint 3 walls. The journey and subsequent paintings are inspired by Austin Clarke’s poem The Lost Heifer.

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Conor Harrington Back in Ireland 28 June 2011

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Conor Harrington is one of the most ambitious and open artists to emerge from Ireland in recent years, with a deep respect for urban street and art culture. The good news is that he is back in Ireland and has already been painting in the capital last weekend. The great people at ANewSpace covered Conor Harrington‘s beautiful painting in Temple Bar in Dublin city centre and by all accounts it was an incredible spectical. Read more here »

The renowned street artist will also be taking part in the Ennis Street Festival, painting another original piece on the Glór building this coming Friday, July 1st.

Conor is originally from Cork, but is currently based in London. His work is an incredibly successful collusion between ‘fine’ art and ‘street’ techniques. According to Conor himself, central to his oil canvasses is “the male figure, referring to the masculinity of urban culture”. The men in Conor‘s paintings allude to the not necessarily heroic, but stoic and pensive male of the modernist painters; however the pieces are plastered with post-modern graffito flourishes in a pertinent clash of styles – “I’m interested in the dynamics between opposing elements” says the artist. Whilst both the male figures and abstract elements of the work are, with out doubt, contemporary, the emotions they transmit are timeless, if currently under-rated – dignity, courage and a quiet sense of duty to oneself and those around us. At a time when men are accused of being somehow redundant within society Conor‘s work is an intelligent and modest reminder of their positive emotional contribution. It also shows that graff doesn’t have to shock – or be soppy – to have substance.

The Clare Youth Service Music Project will be providing a musical backdrop to Conor‘s painting on the day, showcasing some of the young talent amongst the local DJs, producers and rappers in the Clare area. There will also be a breakdancing showcase by Cork based crew The Rhythm Rebels, hosts of the recent Livestylez festival. The Rhythm Rebels are Munster’s most active breakdancing group, taking part in national and international showcases and competitions and acting as one of the main promoters of hiphop culture in Ireland. This event will take place outside the Glór building and will allow the audience to sample both the audio and visual experience of street culture being presented.

The evening’s entertainment is free and open to people of all ages, and in keeping with all CYS events, will be a drug and alcohol free environment.

The event will run from 4pm until 8pm outside Glór, Ennis.

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Best of Irish Street Art 2010 5 January 2011

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We’re delighted to reveal the most popular photos of last year on IrishStreetArt.com. 2010 was another crazy busy year for the site with the amount of traffic tripling, which is really encouraging. So a big thank you to everyone who submitted photos during the year and a happy new year from everyone on the team. Hopefully this time next year we’ll have another beautiful collection for you. Don’t forget, to keep up to date, you can follow IrishStreetArt.com on Facebook and Twitter! To submit photos email streetart@wecanrcreate.org

Ennis, Ireland’s Prettiest Town 8 July 2010

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Russian Doll - Nicola Carthy

Brimming with Street Art, Ennis is a must see this summer. Thanks to the Wallcandy street art project, the narrow meandering medieval streets have been given a beautiful new lease of life. Wallcandy has drawn together artists and designers with diverse skills to create pieces of art on walls and buildings around the town of Ennis.

The aim of Wallcandy is to give artists the opportunity and freedom to conceive and create a piece of art that uses a particular site in an interesting and quirky way. Before you visit this gem check out Wallcandy.ie for more photography, a detailed map and Artist bios.

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Friday’s Best of Irish 19 June 2009

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Canvas- Celtic Tiger Prawn

Here is a few stencils that have been popping up around the country, including Dublin, Waterford and Ennis. Props to Canvaz and Dusko. Please keep sending us in photos to streetart@wecancreate.org

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