This month marks the 10th aniversary of my first solo show, ‘Artivism’ in 2006. To celebrate I will be throwing a party & small show very shortly. Stay tuned for more info and details of a new print in the next few days. I’ll also be giving away exclusive prints to one of my Instagram followers at random. Follow to be in with a chance. http://www.instagram.com/willstleger
Thank you to everyone that helped organize and contributed to our special Art Raid for Konk on Wednesday 1st Oct. 75 pieces of work were up for grabs, with everything from tags, graffiti, stencils, illustrations, screen prints and 3D pieces. Thanks also to all the punters that came along and got value for money in return for the best of international and Dublin street art. Couldn’t have done this without anewspace and All City
Here’s some pictures and footage at the end. If it looks scary and tense it’s because it is a very tense, scary but fun show.
An anarchic art show where a crew of street artists reworked crap suburban paintings into urban masterpieces. The audience brought us bad art and we pimped it.
I really enjoyed this year’s fringe show, it was so easy going and unpretentious. The location of the show was a back alley studio and indie gallery called RedSpace. We dressed it up with old furniture and put beer in coolers and let everyone feel at home.
I did a small intro and slagged off some of the art people brought and then our artists came down stairs and got to work, spraying, painting, sticking and stenciling on each piece. At the end we hung everything up and it all looked amazing. Thanks to everyone that came along and the talented artists that pimped the work.
Here’s some YouTube footage from the second night.
Artivism, was my first ever show. I had been working for Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment and had been itching to do creative work again after a two year break. I saved some money, bought canvases and spray paint and started to produce some stencils of the thoughts that were going through my head.
The first thing I noticed about Ireland after being away from 10 years was how much money there was about the place. People seemed to be obsessed with designer clothes, luxury brands and status. I wondered what heroes like Michael Collins or Padraig Pearse would think if they were to see how absorbed the Irish people had become in their new found (EU supplied) wealth.