Since it was founded in 1966, Project Arts Centre has always placed the vision and freedom of expression of the artist at the centre of our work. We believe that all art is, in some way or other, indelibly political because it relates to the workings of the society from which it emerges. This artwork by Maser was first programmed at Project Arts Centre in July 2016 and was removed due to planning legislation. According to The Planning & Development Regulations 2001, Schedule 2, Part 2, Exempted Developments, Class 14, the mural is not subject to planning permission in the context of the upcoming Referendum.
Together with HunReal Issues we are proud to stand by Maser’s artwork, an artwork that in both its presence and absence has proven itself to be a powerful emblem in an urgent and vital national debate.
No public monies have been spent in the commissioning or installation of this artwork.
Maser is an artist originally from Ireland, now living in the USA. As early as 1995 under the moniker ‘Maser’, he began painting graffiti on the streets of Dublin, where he soon earned the respect of other graffiti artists in Ireland and throughout Europe for his unique abstracted style. After studying Visual Communication at art school in his home city, he went on to establish himself as one of Ireland’s leading visual artists working in the urban environment.
TheHunRealIssues.com is a website and social stream aiming to politically mobilise the women of Ireland who normally don’t engage with politics or current affairs. Covering issues that directly affect women on the green isle, they are presented in an interesting, relevant and easy to digest way to engage the average, self-confessed girlo.