Aug
10
Murals for Communities in Waterford, Ireland
Waterford, Ireland

The first edition of Murals for Communities took place in Waterford (Ireland), in August 2019. Artists Timotiejus Norvila (Lithuania), Yasja Ligtelijn (the Netherlands) and Magdalene Karol (Ireland), together with the local communities, held inspirational workshops where the groundwork for the realisation of the murals was started.

Murals for Communitie
s is an international collaboration between Waterford, Heerlen and Kaunas. Together, the three cities and their local organisations are developing a method for working with (and improving) local communities through Street Art and muralism. The two goals:
1. Creating community-based Street Art, strengthening the community.
2. Self-Sufficiency of the Artists and the generation of new opportunities.

In 2019 the artists spent 10 days in residence in Waterford City and created one mural each. The artworks are the direct results of a series of workshop activities held with the Polish, the Sudanese and the Syrian communities in Waterford City. The team of three artists, together with three local artists, implemented the guidelines and methods that were developed by the management teams of the initiative from Waterford, Heerlen and Kaunas, also providing valuable feedback for future improvements.

The final leg of the project will take place in 2020.

Artists involved in the first edition:

Heerlen, the Netherlands
Yasja Ligtelijn

Kaunas, Lithuania
Timotieujus Norvila

Waterford, Ireland
Magdalene Karol


Artists involved in the second and final edition:

Waterford, Ireland
Aches

Kaunas, Lithuania
Martynas Auz

Heerlen, Netherlands T.b.a.