Lula Goce's Irish Mural for Street Art Festival, Waterford Walls

Spanish Street Artist Lula Gone at work on her Waterford Mural.

Hookedblog has had a hectic few weeks here of travel and we are still working our way through the large number of photographs we have shot in the last couple of months. In early August we spent some time in the south-east Irish town of Waterford, for this year's edition of the Irish Street Art Festival Waterford Walls.

The festival is now in its third year and with over 40 international and national street artists it was the largest edition to date. We spent a number of days in the city catching up with some old friends, making many new ones and watching the many artists at work redecorating some of the walls and the derelict building across Waterford city. We have already shared a number of posts from our Waterford visit including French artist Ador's fun character based mural next to New Street Gardens; Canadian street artist BirdO's vibrant mural painted across the facade of a row of empty bungalow houses and the striking Electric Fury tiger mural painted by South African artist Sonny.

As already mentioned the artists invited to paint by festival curator Louise Flynn featured a large number of local, national and international artists. Many of those painting were artists new to us here at Hookedblog, some we had previously met and others we have featured on the site many times.

Spanish Street Artist Lula Goce at work on her Waterford Walls in Ireland.

Lula Goce for Waterford Walls

One of the artists whose work we were introduced to at the festival was that of Spanish artist Lula Goce. Based out of Madrid the artist is known for her figurative portraits but on the occasion of the festival, she painted a large floral themed mural on account of a large number of windows on the building she was painting. The apartment buildings many windows would have made painting a figurative mural rather difficult.

Lula also had to deal with the Irish weather, Hurricane Gert hit the country while we were in town and this proved problematic for the artist who was using emulsion house paint for her Waterford mural - at one point the paint was running off the walls as a result of the heavy rains! Lula fashioned a makeshift poncho from some plastic and continued working during the breaks in the weather. Check out some of our images from the afternoon along with images of the completed mural.


Spanish Street Artist Lula Goce working on her Waterford Mural in Ireland

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Spanish Street Artist Lula Goce's shoes covered in paint

Spanish Street Artist Lula Goce at work on her Waterford Mural.

Lula Goce at work on her mural in her makeshift poncho!

Spanish Street Artist Lula Goce at work on her Waterford Mural.

Spanish Street Artist Lula Goce at work on her Waterford Mural.

Work in Progress shot of Spanish Street Artist Lula Goce at work on her Waterford Mural.

Shot of Spanish Street Artist Lula Goce Waterford Mural.

Detail of this beautiful wall from Lula Goce in Waterford, Ireland.

Shot of Spanish Street Artist Lula Goce Waterford Mural.

The completed mural from Lula Goce for Waterford Walls, Ireland. Unfortunately despite a number of attempts were we unable to get a clear car-free shot of this finished work.

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Related Stories:
Irish Street Art Festival Waterford Walls 2017.
French Street Artist Ador's Waterford Walls Mural in Ireland.
Canadian Street Artist BirdO's Waterford Walls Mural in Ireland.

Waterford Walls International Street Art Festival ran from the 17th August to the 20th August 2017. More info can be found via the Waterford Walls website.


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