Waterford Walls Pilot Podcast 2021
Continuing with its digital arts programme, Waterford Walls is launching its pilot podcast,
the first episode of a series being released as part of the Brightening Air festival.
Listen to the podcast below to hear from the festival organisers,
wall owners and local community on the impact the stunning Waterford Walls artworks have had.
Waterford Walls Digital App – Moving Murals
Imagine walking by a mural and seeing it come to life before your eyes… The Walls Project is making this an (augmented!) reality, using Waterford’s existing public street art as the starting point for this exciting digital experience.
Seven murals previously created for Waterford Walls International Street Art Festival will come alive during and beyond Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh. Animated and digitised by students in St. Paul’s Community College, Waterford and Limerick School of Art and Design, these augmented artworks will be accessible using a free smartphone app.
The students have worked with The Walls Project and Italian non-profit BEPART to transform street-art murals into augmented realities, experimenting with and extending the possibilities of public art to make street art even more relevant and accessible.
This project is the first phase of The Waterford Walls Project’s Augmented Reality digital app, in which they will engage communities to help them transform Ireland’s largest and most accessible outdoor gallery, Waterford Walls, and expand it into an augmented reality of accessible urban art.
Animated Murals in Waterford
Nina Valkhoff: Maned Wolves. 144 Gracedieu Road
Omin: Crossroad. Yellow Road, Military Road
Caoilfhionn Hanton & Niall O’Lochlainn: Big Jackie. 137 Morrison’s Road
Curtis Hylton: The Egret. 18 Monastery Street
Russ: Ephemera. Monastery Street
Shane Sutton: Spacer. 10 Morrison’s Road
Dan Leo: Fallow Fawn. Monastery Road
This project was developed through an Arts Council Arts Grants Funding Award for Educational Outreach 2020/2021.
How To View In Waterford
Download and open the free Bepart App.
Make your way to the murals and begin the experience!
Frame the mural using the app’s camera feature and the mural will come to life with new shapes, sounds and colours. The app also works with GPS: Activate the location on your phone and get ready to discover all of the digitised artworks in your area.
How To View at Home
You’ll need your phone and your laptop or computer. Download and open the free Bepart App. Head over to the Brightening Air Spotlight article and using your phone camera, frame the photos on that page (loaded on your laptop or computer) and see them come to life on your phone screen!
If you need any assistance, please contact [email protected]
Have fun, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #WaterfordWalls when sharing your photos!
These augmented artworks will be accessible using a free smartphone app, available to download via the App store and Play store from 11 June. Click on the buttons below to download