Famous Spanish muralist Digo Diego joins forces with Limerick artists’ collective withdraws to create a one-of-a-kind mural. The mural was commissioned by the University of Limerick and will span the entire side of a building on the Honan’s Quay side of campus.
The street art is part of a larger plan to modernize UL’s downtown campus.
The University says a development plan is to be drawn up in 2023 with the aim of filing a planning submission by the end of next year.
Professor Kerstin Mey, President of the University of Limerick, explains;
“We anticipate a major educational, economic, cultural and social footprint at our downtown campus. Developing the plan and design for the future campus as a hub site on Limerick’s seafront will take some time, but we will be at the planning application stage by the end of next year .
However, before the big projects can begin, Professor May hopes the new mural will help increase engagement between the university, the community and local businesses.
As part of the night of culture, Draw Out will organize an event this Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., where everyone can come and leave their mark under the skin of the fresco or on the fabric of the building before the start of the work.
The free event is described as a chance to leave “a mark left in time” and “a family graffiti activity”.