The Hendrick, Ireland’s first and only street art hotel, will join forces with artist collective Alternative Dublin this November to host a month- long celebration of street art in Dublin.
The hotel is home to over 270 specially curated works of Irish and international street art.
The Hendrick will host a series of weekly events which will be open to hotel guests and locals in the area, while also helping to fundraise for men's health charity Movember.
The month long celebration will include a 90-minute Bespoke Street Art Walking Tour showcasing the artistic and cultural richness of Dublin 7, which will take place on Wednesday 8 November at 6:00pm.
Furthermore, guests can journey through Smithfield and Stoneybatter, learning the history of Irish Graffiti and visiting some of the area’s street art.
Specially designed for the month by Alternative Dublin, the walking tour will take in pieces such as Aches ‘Horseboy’ on Smithfield Square, a large mural residing on the side of a house just off Church Street that has caused much controversy with Dublin City Council who want it removed but the tenant has objected.
The tour also takes in a piece from SUBSET, a collective made up of Irish street artists who created The Grey Area Project, and two pieces from Dublin Canvas, a community art project intended to bring flashes of colour and creativity to everyday objects.
This month long celebration will wrap on Wednesday 29 November at 11am, with The Hendrick opening its doors once again to residents and the local community for a street art coffee morning, providing an opportunity to tour the artwork of the hotel featuring artists such as Joe Caslin, James Earley and Maser.
Visitors can also donate to chosen charity Movember.
For music fans, one installation will include preserved sections of the iconic Windmill Lane Studios, featuring street art signed by all members of U2, which takes pride of place in The Hendrick’s lobby.
These pieces were originally bought by The Hendrick when the hotel opened with all proceeds going towards Movember, marking the start of the partnership, and now two new pieces from Windmill Lane were also added to the ground floor earlier this year.
All street art month events, excluding the coffee morning, are priced at €15 per person with all money going directly to support men’s health charity Movember.