PAINT-A-BOX STREET ART ON ADELAIDE ROAD
I assume that the stained glass windows in local churches inspired the design. According to Juliette the artwork is inspired by ancient Celtic artwork and how they depicted nature and animals.
NORTH BELGRAVE SQUARE – CASTLEWOOD AVENUE – UPPER MOUNTPLEASANT AVENUE
Work on Rathmines Town Hall began in 1895 on the site of the previous town hall. The commissioners invited one of the best-known and respected architects of Ireland, Sir Thomas Drew, to design this building. He put up a fine building of red sandstone and brick with a bay window on the first floor. But the most famous feature was the high clock tower, which could be seen from afar.
The clock on the tower was made by a local firm called Chancellor and Son. They claimed they could beat any English or Scottish company so they got the job. The clock has four faces, one for each side of the tower. Before the clock could be run with electricity, the four sides would often show different times so the clock was called ‘four-faced liar’.
PEARSE STREET – SHAW STREET
This example of Paint-A-Box street art is located at the corner of Pearse Street and Shaw Street in Dublin. The No 1 bus stops at a nearby bus stop and it goes to Shaw Street but until March 2022 I did not know where Shaw Street actually was.
“Using the Book of Kells with Ardagh Chalice and High Cross imagery of ancient Ireland, combined with the Harp Emblem of Ireland to bring together elements of Pearse Street and Trinity College.”
PAINT-A-BOX STREET ART AT MOUNT JEROME
Pawel Jasinski, artist and designer, was born in Poland and works in Dublin. He has exhibited his paintings in several European countries including Poland, Ireland, Latvia and England. One of his works – portrait of Paul Brady, has been printed at the side of The Icon Factory Gallery in Temple Bar, Dublin.
In December 2017, The Hunt Museum in Limerick recognised his painting “Woman at Temple Bar” as the picture of the month. Pawel also exhibited his works in the legendary place of Polish culture – Piwnica pod Baranami in Krakow.