The Waterford Walls International Street Art Festival celebrated its 6th year in 2020. But it was a year like no other. Instead of taking place over a long weekend in August, it lasted for over 45 days, as artists from throughout Ireland arrived one at a time to paint their murals in accordance with social distancing guidelines. With live interviews and videos online, the festival successfully transformed urban spaces while, also, engaging the public.
The image featured above was created collaboratively by the noted Irish artists Aches and Maser. Several more images that surfaced in the 2020 The Waterford Walls International Street Art Festival follow:
London-born Ireland-based muralist and illustrator Dan Leo
Dublin-based sign painter and lettering artist Vanessa Power
Waterford-based Polish artist Magda Karol
Dublin-based muralist and graphic artist Garreth Joyce
Irish printmaker and muralist Shane O’Driscoll
All photos courtesy Waterford Walls; special thanks to Houda Lazrak for making the connection