Graffiti: Art or Vandalism





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Published on May 24, 2012

Using a variety of drama and visual arts programmes, young people from many areas of Dublin City worked with professional artists and writers to explore the question 'Graffiti - Art or Vandalism?'. The programme, which took place from December 2011 to February 2012 included two visual arts programmes - Meeting Point and the creation of a mural on a library wall; a drama programme - Creating Creative Communities: Mantle of the Expert; anti-graffiti workshops from Graffiti Wipeout; Garbo Productions' specially commissioned play 'Rudy' by Margaret Callan-Bergin.

Film by Killian Waters, Shoot to Kill. shoottokill.ie

Music by Daniel Keane

Dublin City Public Libraries would like to thank the following for their valuable contribution to making this programme happen:

Graffiti Mural Project
Artist: Stephen Blayds, Coolock Library and all participants of the Graffiti Mural Project, Coolock.

Meeting Point:
Artists: Elizabeth Archbold and Eileen Leahy, Finglas and Ballyfermot Libraries and the participants of Finglas Youth Resource Centre, Tolka Area Partnership, Candle Community Trust and the Community Project.

Creating Creative Communities:
Artist: Sarah Fitzgibbon, Drumcondra, Donaghmede and Inchicore Libraries and all the staff and pupils of Scoil Cholmcille SNS, St, Patrick Boys National School Drumcondra and Our Lady of Lourdes Goldenbridge.

Graffiti Wipeout:
Malachy Quinn SGR Ltd., Phibsboro; Kevin St., Dolphin's Barn and Ringsend Libraries and the all the staff of The Marist School, Synge St. Junior School, Our Lady of Victories and St. Patrick's Boys National School.

A Message to you Rudy, Garbo Productions: Director Margaret Callan Bergin. Actors: Eamon Rohan, Graeme Singleton and Jason Duff.

The pupils and staff of Inchicore National School St. Raphael's Primary, St. Patrick's N.S., New Nat School, St. Gabriel's National School, St. Louise's Senior Primary School, Scoil an tSeachtar Laoch, Holy Spirit Boys' National School, Our Lady of Victories Boys' School, North Dublin National School Project, Sacred Heart Boys, Holy Spirit Girls National School Project, Scoil Mobhí, Virgin Mary Boys' National School, Virgin Mary Girls' National School, St. Josephs's Senior National School, Corpus Christi Girls National School, Our Lady of Victories Girls School, St John Bosco Snr Boys School, Gaelschoil Bharra, Presentation Primary School, Gardiner Street Convent, Rutland Street National School, Plás Mhuire BNS (boys) and Scoil Mhuire Iosaf GNS (girls), St. Vincent's Girls School, O'Connell Boys School, Scoil Fhursa, Our Lady Immaculate, Saint Fiachra's, City Quay National School, St Mary's Boys National School, St. Louis Senior Primary School, St. Enda's N.S., Drimnagh Castle and St. Damien's National School.
Special thanks to Zak Powers.

Special thanks to all the staff of Dublin City Public Libraries.

Further information is available from:
The Development Office,
Dublin City Public Libraries
Telephone: 01-6744842 / 6744858
Email: library.development@dublincity.ie

This Public Programme was made possible by funding from a bequest to Dublin City Public Libraries

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