NOTE FROM ARTISTIC DIRECTOR EDEL TOBIN
We are delighted to welcome you to Year 7 of Waterford Walls, Ireland’s largest street art festival and open air gallery. We are looking forward to the arrival of artists from Ireland and all over the globe to paint in Waterford City and County. You can book a tour to see the artwork and hear all the stories behind this festival.
We have lot of new and exciting strands to our 2021 programme. The first is the Waterford Walls digital app which is free to download and where you will see the artwork move before your eyes. We also have a new Waterford Walls podcast, where you can hear all the stories behind the creation of the artwork. Our festival map is now available for you to find the location of the 2021 walls and the artist painting. Another new addition is the Mentorship programme, where experienced mural artists mentor local emerging artists to prepare them for the install of their Waterford Wall artwork.
2021 FESTIVAL MAP
OUR 2021 FESTIVAL ARTISTS AND MENTORSHIPS
This year Waterford Walls is delighted to welcome 20 street artists, both Irish and International, to Waterford Walls. These artists will be painting 24 walls altogether across not only the city, but also further afield as the 2021 festival expands out into the county of Waterford, bringing its incredible mural artwork to Tramore, An Rinn, Ballyduff Upper and Tallow.
With the Mentorship and Training Programme we have paired experienced mural artists to work with and guide emerging local artists on all of the stages involved in the creation of their own piece of mural artwork for Waterford Walls. We hope this new programme will encourage local artists to upskill and flourish, allowing them to learn from the best and grow their artistic skills.