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Ardu Street Art Project

Discover a street trail of colourful creations

Arriving into Cork in October 2020, Ardu Contemporary Street Art Project brought a burst of colour, vibrancy & life back into the city during the midst of lockdown. Uniting the Cork community through art, lifting its creative and community spirit at a time when it needed it most.

Seven of Ireland’s most respected and renowned street artists were invited to create works inspired by a theme of the 1920 Burning of Cork as part of the Ardu Street Art Project. Find work by Deirdre Breen at Wandesford Quay, Maser at The Kino, James Earley at Henry Street, Peter Martin at Kyle Street, Shane O’Driscoll at Harley Street, Aches at Anglesea Street, and Garreth Joyce at Liberty Street. All pieces are colourful celebrations of the city’s history.

Each of the artists’ murals is a rallying cry to the city at a time when we are facing shared and personal struggles, to remember that we have been through terrible times before and triumphed. It is a great celebration of Cork’s history & tradition.

You will find Shane O’Driscoll’s colourful creation right next door to The Metropole Hotel on Harley Street!

Ardu Street Art Project have created a map so visitors can walk through the city and see each colourful mural. There is also a self-guided audio tour, that includes 7 murals in total, and can be taken at your own leisure throughout the city. For more information, visit Ardu Street Project’s website here 

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