Welcome to WallWalks, SoulBurgers latest exploration of soul.
The idea for this artwork and its positive mental health perspective, is to shine a light on the souls yearning for life, despite the struggles and difficulties of the human experience.
Thanks to businesses, DLR and a host of others too many to mention – two large “posters” reading BELIEVE and CONNECT are now up on Shankhill Dart Station with links to on line conversations for us all to join. This is the start of a positive mental health initiative which we plan to roll out nationally next year. Like the journey of life – this idea is there to remind that we’re never alone, however much it can feel it at chilly times- particularly Christmas when the expectations of cheer can be ridiculously high and unrealistic.
And thanks to a very generous landlord in Blackrock, a gallery space in Blackrock Dublin will be the focus of the work- this space ( in the village opposite the Blackrock Shopping Centre) is a mirror of soul – representing the continual change in the nature of our soul – the work is visible to passers by to remind that the soul is not static …it changes all the time like the moon but if we don’t tune into it ( look inside) we cannot hear it “songlines” for life represented with a Wild Damson walls of strength which burst with messages of hope throughout Dublin over the next two weeks.
A diary of what’s happening, and how to join the conversations,related to the words (each word has a hash tag number) will be featured here and on a administered wallwalks.com website – all thoughts/ comments welcome but not all comments posted!
Other places for updates and best photos featured (presents from our many contributors for best picked) can be found on SoulBurgers facebook page and/or twitter….WallWalks will have its own Facebook page soon.
PRESS Queries: RDC COMMUNICATIONS: 01 6787990
PREVIOUS PROJECTS FROM OUR ARTHOUSE INCLUDE; LIVE PERFORMANCES AT THE PAVILION THEATER, POP UP POETRY SHOP/PERFORMANCES IN SCHOOLS, THE DULUX “LET’S COLOUR” PROJECT FOR BLACKROCK BATHS AND THE POEM (COMPULSION) ON KILLINEY BEACH.
Below a film of The Present, acclaimed installation by SoulBurgers at Monkstown Crypt last year. Film produced by Audrey Brennan with celebrated photographer Renato Ghiazza
Ciara Fergusan review of The Present.
Ciara Fergusan review
SoulBurgers acclaimed book of the same name, is represented by Marianne Gunne O Connor and won the prestigious Allianz/Tile Style Business to Arts Award in 2012. The second edition of the book was sponsored by Rutland Centre and launched at IMMA ( Irish Museum Of Modern Art)in 2011/.