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Meet the 2020 Artists

WATERFORD WALLS

Artists programme

Since its inception in 2015, Waterford Walls has welcomed over 200 artists to paint in Waterford City. In 2020, 7 more large scale mural artworks were created by only Irish artists, as our international programme had to be postponed to 2021’s festival.

ACHES & MASER
ROI

Aches is a graffiti writer from Dublin, Ireland. His work focuses heavily on hand styles and he draws his influence from the digital age. His use of subtractive and additive colour theory can be seen in his letter pieces, murals and on canvas, bringing a cohesive flow between his outdoor and studio work.

Maser truly embodies the centric spirit of contemporary visual art in Ireland today. Having created artwork since 1995, over the last 24 years, Maser has earned much respect professionally and has generated a large and dedicated following in Ireland and abroad – through his seamlessly imaginative and unique graphic style.

This fantastic Irish duo created an original collaborative piece for Waterford Walls 2020.

Kindly sponsored by Iarnród Éireann – Irish Rail and co-funded by Waterford Cultural Quarter.

DAN LEO
ENG

Dan is an English multi-disciplinary artist based in Ireland. His large scale murals usually depict animals with an intense and colourful flair. Nature is a never-ending source of inspiration. 

Co-funded through the Wall Owner Scheme.

SIGNS OF POWER
ROI

SIGNS OF POWER is painter Vanessa Power. With her love for clean, well-executed type, Vanessa aims to apply this to all her work. Her bold and vibrant style acts as a bridge between the traditional craft of sign painting and the vibrant aesthetics of pop art.

We are also honoured to have had Vanessa create the Waterford Walls 2019 festival artwork!

Co-funded by Ardkeen Quality Food Stores.

MAGDALENA KAROL
POL

Magda Karol is a Polish Street Artist and illustrator, Waterford based. Magda considers people her major inspiration. In her work she incorporates human emotions into her language, illustrating them metaphorically.

Co-funded by Waterford Distillery.

NIALL O’LOCHLAINN & CAOILFHIONN HANTON
ROI

Niall O’Lochlainn is an Irish based Illustrator, Street Artist and Art Teacher to-be. His characters evoke faces we’ve all seen on the streets of Dublin.

Caoilfhionn Hanton is an Irish street artist based in Waterford known for her signature style of portraiture.

This fantastic Irish duo created a fantastic collaborative piece for Waterford Walls 2020.

Co-funded through the Wall owner scheme.

SHANE O’DRISCOLL
ROI

Shane O’Driscoll is an Irish visual artist that practices mainly in screen printing and mural art.

He has exhibited his work internationally and throughout Ireland. Shane has displayed work in The National Print Museum of Ireland, The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Connecticut and The Irish Arts Centre, New York.

Funded by Arts Council of Ireland – COVID-19 response Award.

GARRETH JOYCE
ROI

Garreth Joyce is a graphic and mural Artist based in Dublin. Garreth utilises his background in design, illustration and photography to create his work. Using metaphor and symbol in a collaged style, unrelated images are juxtaposed with one another to create new meaning and unexpected results.

Funded by Arts Council of Ireland – COVID-19 response Award.