Pure Ballina street art project at Ballina Fringe Festival

That’s Pure Ballina! 

The wave of contemporary street art crossing the country has arrived in Ballina!  Pure Ballina was a leading event for Ballina Fringe Festival 2019.

Pure Ballina leaves a permanent legacy, using existing buildings and spaces as canvases for new street art works, as in the award winning Waterford Walls festival and Limerick’s street art projects

Thanks to funding from the National Youth Council of Ireland, Creative Ireland, Dulux and Topline Archers, one of Ireland’s leading street artists Friz was in creative residency in Ballina during September and October 2019, working with the North Mayo Youth Project, Involve Youth Project and Ballina Men’s Shed to develop artwork concepts, with the option to use content from the Jackie Clarke Collection archive for inspiration. 

Friz’s flagship artwork – the Táin Wall – shows Flidhais of the beautiful soft hair, the Men’s Shed tells the story of salmon fishermen on the Moy and the youth groups celebrated how music brings communities together in Ballina.

Read about our Táin Wall here!