Renowned Irish street artist Maser has collaborated with Team Limerick Clean Up to give the disused section of the old Limerick Fire Station on Thomas Street a new lease of life.
The building, in the heart of the city, has received a face-lift in the Irish artist’s style to celebrate the success of Team Limerick Clean-up 4, which took place on Good Friday this year and saw a record 18,500 volunteers take to the streets for Europe’s biggest one day clean up.
Speaking to the Limerick Post about the project, Maser said he was invited by Team Limerick Cleanup to work on the project, “They proposed the project for me, I was aware of what’s been happening the last few years. I’m very familiar with Limerick, I’ve been down here quite a lot, I’ve done a few murals already around the city.
“This project aligned with my work as well, so I thought it was a good opportunity to come down and paint another piece.”
Since starting out on the walls of his neighbourhood in the 1990s, Maser has grown to become one of Ireland’s best-known street artists. He has worked with leading names in this country including U2, Damien Dempsey and Brown Thomas, and around the globe, with a number of projects having been completed in the USA and across Europe. His work is frequently seen on the streets of our cities, adding a dash of colour to our daily lives.
“We brought Maser down here, I suppose it’s a thank you to the 18,500 people who took part in TLC this year,” Paul O’Connell, Team Limerick Clean-up ambassador told the Limerick Post, adding, “It’s a reminder for next year, and maybe a reminder that the TLC ethos doesn’t apply just to Good Friday, it applies to the whole year round.”
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