Meanwhile, In Limerick

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Artist Guido Van Helten’s mural on William Street – based on a photograph (pic 4) taken at the Limerick Milk Market by Gerry Andrews – painted over seven days  for the National City Of Culture’s Draw Out Street Art Festival.

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34 thoughts on “Meanwhile, In Limerick

  1. Davey T

    Its great what Drawout is doing, and really can bring dull buildings alive, more of this should be encouraged

      1. Mikeyfex

        Someone has to be, Anne. I took a photo of the one down on the dock road too but only noticed after that there’s a massive bird shizz on windscreen of the car I was in, and that took centre stage. Twas probably a feckin’ seagull; I’ll spare ye.

        1. Spartacus

          The one on the Dock Road (the old Ranks silo) is very impressive, for size as much as anything else. It’s not on the Drawout website, but in fairness I think it’s one to see in person to really appreciate it. I like the one near King John’s castle, I think that pre-dates CoC 2014 though?

          There’s a lot of very good stuff happening around this festival – have you visited the little pop-up museum in the old Glynn’s butcher shop opposite the Hunt Museum?

          1. Mikeyfex

            Ya the one near the castle is class. Haven’t been to the pop-up museum yet, no. My ties with the art community in Limerick have been somewhat severed in the last few weeks. Personal crap. Let’s just say I’ll wait for the dust to settle a bit longer before I start mingling there again.

          2. Anne

            I must be blind as a bat.
            Have missed these.. not paying as much attention when driving.
            And I’d probably drive down the Dock Rd and by the Castle a few times a week..

      2. Mikeyfex

        ha, also, I meant to say ‘about the place’ not ‘this place’. Made it sound a bit like I was standing hands-on-hips in the middle of Pery Sq breathing deeply through my nose, saying to myself “yip, you’re gonna be just fine.”

        1. Anne

          I seem to recall you saying it was a sh*thole a few months back.. along with the other chumps on here, who probably know nothing about the place.
          But anyway, I’m glad you’ve come to your senses, and all’s forgiven. :)

  2. 15 cents

    really nice. also, i forgot its the year of culture or whatever, in limerick. what else have they done? havent heard anything.

  3. Lazlo Panaflex

    All very nice but on a pedantic note its i’ll think you’ll find its called W’allum Street

  4. Paul

    In case anyone is interested, there’s an exhibition of Gerry’s photographs from this period running in the National Photographic Archive at Meeting House Square in Temple Bar from August 7th until the end of the year.

  5. Lazlo Panaflex

    My favourite graffiti in Limerick at the moment is “Gizmo is a gowl” which is hauntingly etched on to the front of McDonalds Cruises Street, its a very active piece which asks questions of the viewer such as who is this Gizmo and why is he such a gowl

    1. Mikeyfex

      He was in there after d’Icon one night and sure he’s not meant to eat after midnight.

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