Ardú is an exciting street art initiative supported by Cork City Council and Creative Ireland Jobs Stimulus Package. It showcases exceptional local and national street art talent. Just as the title indicates, Ardú reflects the spirit of a city on the rise. Rising from the ashes left 100 years ago in the aftermath of the 1920 Burning of Cork, our city has gone on to become celebrated as the European Capital of Culture in 2005. In 2020, we are getting through the emergency of the global COVID 19 pandemic together. Ardú celebrates our present achievements and future aspirations for our city for the present day, multi-cultural inhabitants.
A stellar line up of home grown and nationally acclaimed artists will transform the walls of our resilient city centre into a creative canvas. From graffitti jams to iconic landmarks, the experience and reputation of our home grown talent has succeeded in attracting well-known names to participate in this street art showcase. Ardú features work by Aches, Deirdre Breen, James Earley, Garreth Joyce, Maser and Shane O'Drisceoil. As well as contemporary themes, the visual works will draw on our city’s historical context supported by Cork City and County Archives, Cork Public Museum and Cork City Council Library Services.
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