The 10th annual graffiti jam at Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre took place in October 2017. Organised by All City (based on Crow Street and selling a humongous selection of graffiti supplies as well as vinyls and merch), over 30 writers and artists congregated in the theatre’s carpark to make their mark on the walls.
The 2018 jam will sadly be the last; the theatre is unfortunately going to be demolished to make way for a hotel but not until all the walls have been photographed professionally, as part of a clause put in place by Dublin’s planning authorities. Dublin (much like Belfast) has, and will be losing several of its graffiti and street art hotspots to developers; Windmill Lane was demolished in 2015 and replaced with apartments, and the huge wall behind the Bernard Shaw will soon be torn down to make way for, you guessed it, more apartments. If you haven’t visited the Tivoli or the Bernard Shaw, make an effort to get down there as soon as possible……
I popped down to Dublin in November to get some shots; there were quite a few shout-outs to Canadian writer Scan who sadly passed away last September, including in this huge collaboration from Musa, Harry Bones and Rask.
Some pics are a bit iffy thanks to the extremely bright sun and shadows, and the fact that it is an active carpark, but I was still able to get plenty of snaps of some awesome pieces.
Check out the artists tagged for more of their incredible work, and let me know of any I’ve missed. And make sure to follow All City on Facebook for dates of their future events, including the very last Tivoli Jam.