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



MEET OUR 2021 FESTIVAL ARTISTS


Artists


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.


2021 MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME ARTISTS


Artists


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.


PANEL TALKS


The Walls Project, Waterford Walls International Street Art Festival and Goma Gallery present:
An evening of Moving Murals
in association with Brightening Air/Coiscéim Coiligh, The Arts Council and Bepart.
Location: Goma Gallery, Lombard St. Waterford (Red pin on the map)
Date and Time: August 13th, 6.30-8.30pm

In 2021, The Walls Project initiated a new and exciting project in conjunction with Italian non-profit Bepart, the Brightening Air/Coiscéim Coiligh and the Irish Arts Council and Waterford Walls Festival. Together, we created and developed a programme, involving multiple communities, young people and artists, both nationally and internationally, to create #MovingMurals-An augmented reality hidden in plain sight and accessible through a free-to- download app.
Join us at Goma Gallery in August (red pin on the map) as we present the journey of this project, the new skills learnt along the way and the how the app was created in an expert panel talk not to be missed.

MEET OUR FESTIVAL PARTNERS, FUNDERS AND SPONSORS