The first of three new large scale city murals has just been unveiled

And it’s absolutely incredible!

Art-lovers in Cork will be in for a treat this week as three new large scale city murals are about to take shape.

Organised by Ardú, Cork’s new contemporary street art project which has been around since 2020, the initiative aims to untie the Leeside community through art and so far they’ve been responsible for some of the most breath-taking creations in the city.

The first of three new murals for 2022 was just completed this week, and Craving Cork got a first look of the masterpiece. Located on South Terrace, the incredible new piece was created by talented artist Vents.

Born to a Corkonian family and based in Bristol in the UK, Vents’ creations are a mix of 70’s & 80’s cartoons with a base of 1970’s New York graffiti. Speaking about the new creation, he mentions:

“I’m basically treading water somewhere in the middle trying to juggle a mix of 70s and 80s cartoons with a base of 1970s New York graffiti. I represent TUFF crew, a likeminded family of my peers and mentors.” 

This is the first of three new large scale murals as part of the Ardú 2022 initiative, which is made possible by support from Cork City Council, Pat McDonell Paints and Creative Ireland.

The second and third murals are currently underway by Ghent based Kitsune Jolene and French visual artist Claire Prouvost, so be sure to keep an eye on our Instagram feed for updates.

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