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Street Art For Mental Health 2013 3 January 2013

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Morgan - First Fortnight 2013

This year’s First Fortnight Festival is taking place from the 2nd to 12th of January. The ‘First Fortnight‘ 2013 line up includes Friz, Solus, Morgan DMC, Will Saint Leger and ADW. Since its inception in 2009, First Fortnight’s key aim has been to challenge mental health stigma and prejudice through the creative arts. A charity-based organisation, First Fortnight is run entirely by seven volunteers.

‘We believe the arts allow us to create a space where people can talk about mental health issues in a very non-scripted manner and help to change people’s perceptions about an issue that effects us all.

Visit firstfortnight.ie to see more beautiful photos and revealing interviews from the street artists or check out First Fortnight on Facebook

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Whitewash VI 13 July 2012

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Whitewash VI in Portadown

WHITEWASH is going from strenght to strenght and the sixth installment will take place in Portadown on Friday the 27th of July. For those of you who haven’t yet experienced this brilliant undertaking, WHITEWASH is a live urban art event held in partnership with Millennium Court Arts Centre and showcases street artists painting LIVE in a gallery space. Attendees can contribute their art skills to the public mash wall with live DJ and a few beers. It’s a ‘must not miss!’ Have a look below at what’s in store.

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Prime Cuts – Temple Bar, Dublin 7 June 2012

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Prime Cuts Street Art Flyer

Four Acclaimed street/urban artists, ADW, Solus, Morgan and DMC have come together to bring you this long anticipated group show in NGG Temple Bar. ADW, one of Ireland‘s most recognised stencil artists, best known for humurous stencils. ADW has had 2 solo shows in Dublin in recent years you may be familiar with some of his iconic steet art. Solus, the last punk left in town, returns to the NGG after a successful solo show there last year. His work can be seen in the streets of Dublin and sometimes elsewhere. Morgan is one of Ireland‘s most innovative artists he has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland and further a field. He works with a range of different mediums but is more street than leafy suburbs. DMC is one of Belfast‘s best known street artists. His new work will blow you away.

Show opens on Thursday the 7th of June @ NGG (Culture Box) Temple Bar 6 – 10

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The Office of Non-compliance Hits The Road 1 September 2011

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Jor - Roadworks

Dublin Contemporary 2011 has collaborated with ANewSpace to commission internationally renowned street artists to create in twentytwo urban sites all over Dublin city centre. ‘Roadworks‘ includes artists such as Conor Harrington, D*Face, DMC, ESCIF, Foes Crew, InputOut, Jor, Mark Jenkins, Maser, Morgan, Prefab Collective, Will Saint Leger and Rask. Taking place from now until the end of October there has never been a better time to visit the streets of the capital and this is a testament to the hard work by the guys at ANewSpace.

Rask - Roadworks

Highlights so far include DMC‘s Call Girls on St Andrews Lane, Jor‘s Tree at Green Nineteen and Rask (Godfather of Irish Graffiti) in the National Gallery of Ireland. To keep up to date with all the latest happenings at ‘Roadworks‘ visit ANewSpace on Tumblr.

DMC - Roadworks

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Kings of Concrete 2011 22 July 2011

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Kings of Concrete
The sixth annual Kings of Concrete takes place in Dublin this weekend. This year’s giant graffiti line up includes ADW, AKA Crap, Andto, Askim, Brian Coldrick, Canvaz, Chris Judge, Colm MacAthlaoich, Darren John, David McClelland, Grim, Hawkie, James Kirwin, Jine, Kube, KVLR, Naser, MasterZ, Morgan, Mr. Steve, Myne, Omin, Phats, Risto, Rolk, Scie, Solus and Vetza. For more information visit Kings of Concrete 2011 on facebook.

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Despite Your Face 23 September 2010

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ANewSpace present ‘Despite Your Face. This ambitious project consists of Irish and international Street Art from the Dublin Area. An opening party will take place on Culture Night, Friday the 24th of September from 6pm and the exhibition will continue until Sunday the 3rd of October at ANewSpace Gallery Boutique, 6 Chatham Street Dublin 2.

Featuring Works by: ADW, Asbestos, Canvaz, Cisto, Conor Harrington, Cool-C, DBC, Eine, Eelus, Karma, Loki, Morgan, Solus Splink(i love lamp), Will St Leger, Xpir and more to be announced

This collection hopes to present Irish and International street art in the Dublin area. It is by no means a complete overview (as the scene is far bigger then anyone can imagine) but instead is a snap shot of an underground existing in Irish society.

The exhibition is made up of a gallery show at Anewspace and special commission outdoor pieces. The first by ADW was completed on Sunday at Dame Lane, Dublin.

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Originals at the Twisted Pepper 28 January 2010

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Originals, the exhibition shows the work of two Irish artists, Morgan & Eimear-Jean McCormack and is produced and curated by Natalie Winterlich & Shane O’ Donoghue. The art exhibition will take place at The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey St., Dublin 2 from the 30th January (opening party at 9pm) to the 28th February. Originals is a chance to see some super graphic art to kill off those January blues!

Morgan is one of Irelands most innovative artists, based in Dublin. His distinctive form of art is inspired by his everyday environment and the people he meets along the way, as well as being influenced by the escapism of film, his work is primarily in acrylic on canvas, although he also creates digital prints mixing traditional photography techniques with illustrations as well as mixed media works combining digital prints on canvas. Morgan has recently had a selection of his work touring the US. Expect a clean graffiti influenced style with stories running through the pieces.

Eimear-Jean McCormack is from Cork and is a printmaker. She manages to create urban and atmospheric scenes using lines and colour very sparingly, the end result being quite simple throughout. She holds an MA in Fine Art Printmaking from The University of The Arts, London. She has exhibited widely in Ireland as well as New York, London, France and China.

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