Canvaz is a street artist and muralist based in Dublin, with strong family connections to Killala and North Mayo. He comes to Ballina to create a unique street art work as part of the #PureBallina project.
While here, he will collaborate with the residents of St Augustine’s Community Nursing Unit and the Jackie Clarke Collection on the theme of the Past to create a community street art wall.
Painting large pieces since the early 2000s, his work has been included in several exhibitions and books worldwide. Canvaz has painted several largescale pieces across Europe, including at Urban Nation, Berlin (the largest street art museum in Europe) and Upfest, Bristol (the largest street art festival in Europe).
As the curator of Dublin Contemporary street art project (2011) Canvaz led the change in the culture of the acceptance to the masses of street art as an important part of Irish culture introducing to a wider audience street works by Conor Harrington, Maser, D*face and DMC to name a few.
#PureBallina is sponsored by Topline Archers Ballina and Dulux Ireland.
The #PureBallina Street Art launch will take place Sunday 17th October 2021 at 3pm.
A self-guided #PureBallina street art walking trail will be also be launched as part of this event. The trail will visit each of the #PureBallina artist and community walls, and visit some of Ballina’s other street art along the way.
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