BLACK ROCK CASTLE – WALLS PROJECT

BLACK ROCK CASTLE – WALLS PROJECT

BLACKROCK CASTLE OBSERVATORY – THE WALLS PROJECT

I was very happy to get back to Cork and this time to get a big 16meter by 5.5 meter painting of Spacer. This one is an extension of the loves me loves me not painting presented initially for the European Space Agencies Living Planet Symposium in Milan earlier this year.

After chatting with the guys in the ESA and Blackrock Castle Observatory we deicided that we would do another version of Spacer plucking a daisy. Again, this one is about climate and the choice we make with nature and the environment so its great to continue that message and also as part celebration for the Moon landings 50 years ago.

This project wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for the Edel and Gabe at the Walls project and is Commissioned by CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, it is funded through Cork City Council’s new City Centre Placemaking Fund. In February 2019, Cork City Council issued an open call for submissions which would “enhance, improve, and enliven people’s experience of Cork city centre” through this fund and ten projects were successful.

The team at The Observatory also used new mural as an anchor for City Centre outreach activities, including as a stop on a new walking trail, “The Moon Walk” that chronicles the events of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, using Cork City landmarks as milestones. The walk was launched earlier today as NASA Astronaut Dan Tani paid a visit to The Observatory.

For more information see : https://www.bco.ie/events/cork-moon-walk/

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory lead celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. While RTÉ are broadcasting a live commemorative show from the observatory itself on Saturday the 20th July, the BCO observatory team will bring the space experience to the heart of the city by transforming Nano Nagle Place and St Peter’s Cork into The Moon and The Earth respectively for the whole weekend.

These celebrations are an important reminder of humanity’s most daring and impressive achievement” says Dr Niall Smith, Head of CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory. “I know that seeing this event live had a deeply profound impact on me, and here at the observatory, we’re hoping that these anniversary celebrations will serve to rekindle that inspirational spirit for a generation that wasn’t lucky enough to see this incredible moment first-hand”.

In honour of the iconic anniversary, the observatory will host a brand-new exhibit from July 22nd, on all things Apollo. They will also open up a whole new area that allows visitors to observe some of the real-time research taking place in their labs.

To find out more about the celebrations in Cork, visit www.bco.ie/events/cork-moon-walk/

To find out more about the RTE broadcast live from CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory www.rte.ie/tv/programmes/1061059-the-day-we-landed-on-the-moon

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ESA ART RESIDENCY

ESA ART RESIDENCY

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

living Planet Symposium, May 2019

Earlier this year I was delighted to be selected from 50 artists around Europe to the the Artist in Residence for the ESA at the Living Planet Symposium in May this year. I got to work closley with Dr paul Fisher, D Anna Maria Trofaler and the rest of the Climate office team ending with a number of stencial art paintings at the living Planet Symposuim in Milan. 

The Climate office webiste says:

Staging the art exhibition during the event aims to  draw the scientific community’s attention to ESA’s Climate Change Initiative and the satellite-derived climate data records it generates. 

These long-term, global observations help researchers to produce new scientific evidence and inform international decision-making through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The popular appeal of street art is also expected to inspire and engage the next generation of Earth scientists and help to explain the findings and benefits of this initiative to a wider general public audience.

Shane’s collaboration with ESA follows his selection as the winner of the Climate from Space art competition last year, and continues his creative love of space.

His previous works have explored the concept of ‘choices’ on a journey and feature an astronaut character of neutral gender he calls SPACER. The new exhibition will include large-scale signature artworks and further examine the choices humanity is making, through the narrative of the climate and our growing knowledge of how our planet is changing.

“Working with the ESA Climate Office, I aim to celebrate the space that monitors Earth, but also to challenge the audience to consider what our future climate will be like based on the choices being made today.”

DEEP END
100x100x5cm

LOOPHOLE
100x100x5cm

SPACER LIVING PLANET
100x100x5cm

EASY BREEZE
100x100x5cm

GIRL WATERING FLOWERS
150x100x5cm

IN THE ZONE
150x100x5cm

PROTEST
100x100x5cm

DEEP END
100x100x5cm

LOVES ME, LOVES ME NOT

8 X 3 METER LIVE PAINTING

WATERFORD WALLS

WATERFORD WALLS

SPACER WATERFORD WALLS 2018

Was very lucky and thankful to get asked at the last minute to paint a SPACER PAINTING at this years Waterford Wall Street Art Festival.

Also this painting was sponsored by the Blackrock Observatory Clinic for Space week 2018. Space Week is Ireland’s newest national STEM week, in parallel with World Space Week, taking place every first week in October. It is a week where we will ask the people of Ireland to focus on;

Our Planet, Our Space, Our Time

Space Week is brought to you by CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory with the support of Science Foundation Ireland and ESERO Ireland

 

I also owe a big thanks to the guys at Waterford Walls. Cheers to Edel, Gabe, Alsion and AJ and of course the volounteers. They made everything very simple and easy so I could spend more my time painting and meeting other artists. The group do Street Art tours everys saturday so you can check out  all the other aritsts work and learn a bit more.

www.waterfordwalls.ie

And finally a big thanks to the guys at the Fitzwilton Hotel in waterford and for sponsoring the wall.

Link to map of the hotel is here should you want to have a look:

https://goo.gl/maps/w6pAuYsJuVr

HAGUE STREET ART

HAGUE STREET ART

Collaboration Shane Sutton, Darry Perier

SPACER AND SOME FRENCH FLAIR

Working with French Artist Darry Perier with The Hague Street Art in June 2018 at the Teleport hotel after attending the ‘Graffiti without Gravity’ Street Art Competiton with the Europan Space Agency.

All the artists got to hang out in the hotel and paint the parking lot. BBQ, Beers, Sounds and lots of painting. Nice way to spend an afternoon. Pics below are the of the build-up of work.