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15th Jun 2018

This mini-documentary by the Irish artists behind those incredible murals all over the city is a must-watch

Rory Cashin


The artists want to turn Dublin into one of the most visually incredible places on the planet.

In case you weren’t aware, artists collective SUBSET are the group behind the majority of those amazing public murals that have been popping up all over the place, including works based on Stormzy, Trump, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, and a fantastic collection of others.

Last week, SUBSET screened the Grey Area Documentary at the Point Village in Dublin, and this week they have published the short film online for everyone to check out, and you can watch it below.

The documentary focuses on the system which governs the production of large format artwork within the outdoor realm is unnecessarily complex and prohibitive to the evolution of public art culture, and it is filled with some stunning images of the city, as well as how some of their public art works came to be.

Clip via SUBSET

The group have also put together a petition for the public to get behind, hoping to generate the licensing of public spaces for the delivery of large scale public artworks.

It requires 5,000 signatures, and at the time of writing, they were closing in on 4,000 signatures. If you wish to check out the petition, follow the link through here.

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