WALL ART: Artists Adam and Darren Warren putting the finishing touches to the Killarney mural with Mayor of Killarney Brendan Cronin, at the weekend. Photo: Don MacMonagle
By Michelle Crean
Two artists have put a splash of colour in one popular town lane way as their eye catching work was unveiled to the public this week.
Artists Adam and Darren Warren (ADW) put their creative touch to the gable of a building at Clovers Lane and the Glebe car park to depict the built and cultural heritage from the industries in the lanes to the estate town and ecclesiastical heritage.
It is all part of Creative Ireland Kerry 2020 Walls Project bringing trademark high profile murals to a number of locations in Kerry and supported by the stimulus fund announced by Minister Catherine Martin.
The Walls Project, best known for managing the ground-breaking Waterford Walls festival since 2015, has been working with Kerry County Council Arts Office Creative Ireland Kerry and Killarney and Castleisland Corca Dhuibhne Municipal Districts to bring art to prominent locations in Killarney, Castleisland and Scartaglin.
The Arts Office and Edel Tobin of the Walls Project discussed the potential to deliver some key murals in the timeframe allowed for the stimulus fund.
“There are many layers of history and heritage in the story of Killarney; one that continues to evolve,” Killarney Municipal District Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Brendan Cronin, said.
“This mural will give an insight into some of the people of the past and how they made their living in the town of Killarney.”
Eileen O’Donoghue Municipal District Office added that “it is intended this mural will enhance our sense of place and inspire further creativity in our town”.
“This mural is traditional in style but we hope to follow in 2021 with a mix of style and themes to reflect modern and contemporary art as well as unique aspects of the Killarney story. We will be looking for walls and themes so if members of the public have suggestions, we are always willing to engage.”