Final Conference Murals for Communities

The online final conference for Murals for Communities takes place on Saturday 28th November, from 11 am to 7 pm. There will be several panels and presentations about Murals for Communities, and it would be a great opportunity to get to know how we brought our project to fruition, hearing directly from the artists, communities representatives and project managers who worked together and made it all happen!

11 am - Artist panel talk featuring the artists involved in the Creative Europe funded initiative: DECOY (Ireland), Martynas Auz (Lithuania) and Yasja Lightelijn (Netherlands).

Decoy is a professional muralist and street artist living and working in Dublin. In recent years, his public profile and reputation as an emerging artist has been building from strength-to-strength. Recent group and individual exhibitions, large-scale outdoor commissions and his strong social media presence are a testament to this. In 2020 his art has progressed into a visibly unique style. Using abstract shapes and patterns synonymous with childhood drawings, overlapping and colour switching creates his playful yet considered artworks. Furthermore advancing Irish trends of abstraction and urban art.

Martynas Auz is an illustrator, animator, and mural artist from Lithuania. His style is clean and minimal, a mix between illustration and design. He wraps
recognisable subjects in abstract forms, thus stylizing his works.

Yasja Ligtelijn was born and raised on a houseboat in Amsterdam, 1991. When she was thirteen years old, she moved with her family to the south of the Netherlands; to the countryside in nature. After secondary school, Yasja took Artistic Education in Belgium and slept during the week in a strict boarding school, based in an old monastery.
After that period, she went to the Art Academy in Maastricht (NL) and graduated in 2016 as an
illustrative designer. Since 2018 she is working with spray cans as media. Her free work is colourful and dark at the same time. Mostly her artwork contains a critical message. In her work, she is standing on the edge of feminism, anti-discrimination and erotism. Sometimes with a
little dark humour in it. Before the pandemic broke out, she was painting murals all around Europe and travelling around in her old Peugeot; fully tagged and bombed by many international graffiti writers. In her free time she’s mostly outside in the woods:
mountain biking, climbing or hiking.

Details on how to access the online Artist panel here.

1 pm - Murals for Communities panel

This panel will host the leaders, projects managers and community leaders that brought the project to completion. We are delighted to include Katherine Collins - project manager, Lars Ickenroth- Artist/Project Manager (Netherlands), Cristina Ciampaglione -Artist/ Arts Facilitator, Magda Karol - Artist, Niall O Lachlainn - Artist, Dr Rafael Schacter -Lecturer, Bart Zdrojowy-Polish community leader, Mary Bourke - Killurebridge Nursing Home.

Details on how to access the online Murals for Communities panel here.