Praxis Care Richmond Hall Transformed by London-based Graffiti Artist
A wall at Praxis Care Connects Service has been transformed with a new, impromtu artwork with a strong environmental message.
The artwork was painted by London-based graffiti artist ‘Irony’ who describes himself as a painter and street artist.
The painting depicts an urban fox and evokes a strong environmental message of the importance of reducing waste and litter.
Irony was in the Derry area as part of a community initiative run by London Calling Blog which facilitates spaces for artists to showcase their art and the communities they adorn to enjoy the results of such activities.
The painting was unplanned and came about as Irony was working on another project in the Rosemount area when Praxis Care Service Users took interest in his work and started drawing their own versions in an art class.
Steve Walsh, editor of London Calling Blog, said: “We did indeed facilitate a second unplanned work around the corner from the large gable mural Irony completed. Everything about this second spot is what makes what we do so enjoyable. Street Art is the most democratic art form in society, it’s there for anyone who wishes to engage with it.“
“This spot came about as a group from Praxis Care – who it turns out are located just around the corner from where we were working all week – passed by to admire the work being constructed with a group they work with.”
He added: “The staff and group they work with were so impressed by the artwork unfolding around the corner they instantly and most generously donated a space on their premises to paint which Irony fortunately had time to kindly leave them with a lovely little addition before we headed out of town.”
“Everyone at the centre made us feel so welcome and made this the highlight of our trip, also it’s always amazing for us when people are so willing to get involved and offer up spaces to paint that everyone can enjoy.”