Monday, February 6, 2017

kaleidoscope of colour



located on Foyle Street.  The project for this mural was undertaken in 2011.  It was part of an innovative new urban arts project which quite literally allows local teenagers to add a splash of colour to their community. 
Internationally renowned Philadelphia-based graffiti artist Ernel Martinez recently hooked up with budding painters from the Moville Family Resource centre and the Playhouse in Derry before tackling a wall between Gillen’s supermarket and the Allied Irish Bank.  The new wall is a kaleidoscope of gaudy colours, arranged in the style of a stained glass window. 

Info courtesy of the Inishowen News

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22 comments:

  1. Hoi Bill, hoe kleurrijk kan het zijn. Mooi gevonden deze muur.
    Groet Kees.

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  2. That is a perfect title for your post!

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  3. A nice one, Bill! It really brightens up that wall.

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  4. Nice colorful but a bit more subdued colors would be appropriate in the surroundings. Do you want to blend in or jump out. Thats the question.

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  5. I like the stained glass look of this mural.

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  6. I do enjoy good abstract art and this is very nicely done.

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  7. Very good initiative for the town and youngsters and it definitely has a positive impact! Very well done!

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  8. Do you like this, Bill? I have mixed emotions. I think I'd rather see a plain wall. But it's nice they involved the kiddos.

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  9. Gosh this is a huge endeavour Bill. It certainly does brighten up what was probably an otherwise ordinary wall. Wonder what the locals think about it?

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  10. The kids must be thrilled! And it keeps the tagging away from that wall!

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  11. Nicely done! It really helps young people to have their work valued.

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  12. Nice. I think lots of places hire artists to paint structures like this, thinking that perhaps it will prevent the hooligan graffiti painters from defiling the walls.

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  13. Wonderful initiative to brighten up the neighbourhood.

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  14. You gotta love a mural that adds so much color to a gray winter's day. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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