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‘The Volunteers’ by Joe Caslin

Darragh Doyle writes

You may have seen some tweets or posts about the new artwork being put up this weekend in Dublin’s Trinity College Front Square.

It’s by artist Joe Caslin and when finished – which should be shortly, it will look like this…

The installation, called The Volunteers, is backed by Senator Lynn Ruane and Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin to coincide with their Controlled Drugs and Harm Reduction Bill 2017 currently being debated in the Seanad.

Last week: Just Say Yes

Previously: Joe Caslin on Broadsheet.

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From top: Artist Joe Casllin and his mental health artwork on the  abandoned Ard Rí Hotel in Waterford.

Waterford Walls writes:

Huge congrats to #WaterfordWalls headline artist Joe Caslin who received the @irishtatler Man of the Year Award for Art! on Friday…Inspirational.

Joe Caslin

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Joe Caslin’s mural entitled ‘Lust For Life’ in Waterford

Joe Caslin tweetz:

…After 7yrs of trying, this image is finally on this wall. Heartfelt thank you to everyone involved…

Fair play, in fairness.

Joe Caslin and A Lust for Life unite to unveil giant mental health artwork in Waterford (A Lust For Life)

Previously: Joe Caslin on Broadsheet

Thanks John Gallen

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Exterior and bedroom of the castle near Craughwell, Co Galway

Stephen writes:

Sure you’ve seen this story – Joe Caslin installs second mural on the side of a castle – been everywhere for the past couple of days.The castle’s owned by a Galway stonemason and genuinely interesting fellow called Pete Hayes.

What nobody knows is that he rents the castle out on Airbnb. €130 a night to stay in a big gay castle…

Bargain.

Live Like A King In My Castle (AirBnB)

Pics: Dave Sexton/AirBnB

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Laura Gaynor writes:

So for one of our main projects this year at film school we had to make a film with no storyline inspired by an artist who we like. I picked Joe Caslin with his “Our Nations Sons” project. Also stars The Cannonball kid* with music from Jape. Would love to know what you think of it!

*Previously: He Was 12 When He Made It

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Above Rick’s Burger joint, Dublin City centre, this morning.

Will St. Ledger writes:

Joe Caslin piece battered by wind and rain last night

An Irish solution, in fairness.

Thanks Will

Top pic: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

CDI1T69XIAAEIXtScreen Shot 2015-04-22 at 12.35.35The mural at Dame Street and South Great George’s Street, Dublin (above) and A2 prints of ‘The Claddagh Embrace’ (top)

Joe Caslin’s controversial mural of two men on the corner of Dame Street and South Great George’s Street in Dublin.

Now available in a limited number of A2 prints (presumably signed by Joe) for €20 here.

Dublin City Council has sent a letter of warning to Mr Caslin over the mural because of planning breaches, while Dublin City Councillor Mannix Flynn has told the Irish Times it may take three months for anything to happen to the mural because of due process.

Further to this, a petition has been set up to keep the mural.

Warning issued over contentious George’s Street mural (Irish Times)

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Previously: “It’s Just About Love”

Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

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A mural by Joe Caslin of two men on the corner of Dame Street and George Street, Dublin which appeared over the weekend

Another mural of two women will be installed at another location later this week.

The Herald reports:

It is based on the famous National Gallery painting The Meeting on the Turret Stairs about a princess and her bodyguard who fall in love but aren’t allowed to marry.

“Here we are 1,000 years later and we’re still talking about a higher power who can prevent that union taking place and that’s the core thing – it’s just about love,” Joe said.

I hope giant mural of two men will further gay marriage debate, says artist (The Herald)

Pic: Good Morning Ulster

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Galway yesterday.

Eamonn writes:

“Artist Joe Caslin perches on a window ledge at the Spanish Arch in Galway, after completing the installation of one of his Our Nation’s Sons images, for the launch of the 26th Galway Film Fleadh. The Film Fleadh opens tomorrow.Joe’s project, which involves displaying large scale drawings of young men on public structures, draws attention to the large number of Irish young men who are pushed the the very edges of society, creating within them feeling of neglect and apathy.”

Previously: Men Here

(Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)

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Joe Caslin and friends installing the first part of his Our Nation’s Sons series – large-scale portrait drawings of young men at specific locations throughout Ireland – to be completed in the coming year.

Previously: Meanwhile, At Achill-Henge

(H/T: Mr Powers)