Shane O’Driscoll, co-organiser of Ardú Street Art Initiative, is a visual artist who practices mainly in printmaking and murals.
The art of balance informs his work. Limited elements ranging from the geometric to the textured are carefully positioned against a flat background. Each motif is distinctive in its own right, but it also enhances and resonates with those around, creating an element of tension across the composition.
Shane studied Visual Communications in CIT, Cork and is a member of Cork Printmakers. Shane also
creates large scale murals in both city and rural settings.
He has exhibited his work internationally and throughout Ireland. Shane has work in
the permanent collection of The National Gallery of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, Glucksman Museum UCC, and UCD.
Ardú, featuring seven extraordinary murals from seven of Ireland's top street artists, arrived in Cork October 2020 injecting a burst of colour, vibrancy, and life into Cork city in lockdown - uniting the Leeside community through art, lifting its creative and community spirit at a time when it needed it most.
Ardú – the Irish for ‘Rise’ – bases itself on a theme of nostalgia and celebration. Cork City rose from the ashes 100 years ago following the Burning of Cork, and now faces the challenge to rise again.
At a time when we face shared and personal challenges, each of our artist’s murals are a rallying cry to the city – a call to remember that we have been through terrible times before a