The meaning of identity and how it is formed will be explored in a new interactive art installation launched this month.
‘Create My Identity' by Galway artist Shane O'Malley is inspired by murals of a political nature and takes strong influence from the artists background in graffiti art.
The exhibition is the second installment of urban arts company UV Arts' ‘Release the Pressure' Graffiti and Mural arts festival 2016. A series of quarterly exhibitions and live painting events will accompany the larger international mural arts festival throughout summer 2016.
Shane O'Malley is among a leading group of contemporary artists to emerge from Ireland's vibrant graffiti subculture. His exhibition will be launched at The Playhouse on Saturday May 14.
The launch is part of an action packed day of graffiti creativity by UV Arts, including free stencil making workshops, sketching battles and a unique live collaborative drawing experience.
The day will also feature a graffiti jam with artists from across Ireland and UK including Bonzai, Shane O'Malley, Rask, Aches, Dope, Easi, Noys, Yin and Razer.
"Witness an excellent exhibition of artist Shane O'Malley and come see some live graffiti art in The Playhouse courtyard!" UV Arts said.
"In this exhibition Shane explores the meaning of identity, questioning how it is formed and what influences it. The installation explores how we interact with art, how murals and visual language influence our identity, asking the question ‘What role does art play in public spaces?'
"Join us for an exciting action packed weekend of graffiti goodness! A big thanks to Pyke'n'Pommes who will be treating us to yummy evening BBQ from 6.30pm!"
For more information contract UV Arts on firstname.lastname@example.org.