- 31st Dec
- All Day Event
- Meat Market Lane
DRAWDA - a curated multidisciplinary public arts programme that will take place in Drogheda, Co. Louth between November 2021, and April 2022, culminating in an Urban Art Trail throughout Drogheda that will focus on key figures and moments from our mythological past.
Étaín by Nina Valkhoff (Meat Market Lane)
Nina Valkhoff has taken inspiration from the story of Étaín, the heroine of Tochmarc Étaíne, one of the oldest and richest stories of our Mythological Cycle for her mural on the side of Penney's building, West St.
Nina Valkhoff, a painter/muralist from Rotterdam, The
Netherlands has painted large-scale murals all over the world, in countries like Sweden,
Argentina, Mexico, Belgium, Portugal, Ireland, France, Italy, as well as the Netherlands. Her style is realistic
with a touch of magic, often emphasizing extinct animals! Her compositions are botanical, vivid, and
they often put a smile on people's faces as they pass by.
Many thanks to all the partners engaged in this piece including Louth County Council, Penney's and all the business on Meat Market Lane, the d hotel, Colourtrend, Murtagh's of Drogheda & Height for Hire.
Produced by Droichead Arts Centre and Love Drogheda B.I.D.S (Business Improvement District Scheme), in partnership with Louth County Council Arts Office and curators Dee Walsh and Brian Hegarty (33-45). Working together with local, national and international artists, and mythologist Anthony Murphy, to deliver six murals based on some of the key figures from Irish Mythology who are rooted in the Boyne Valley region, the project was delivered across a number of strands which drew on Drogheda’s significant rich heritage, mythology and architecture.
Funded by the Arts Council under In the Open | Faoin Spéir Initiative, Louth County Council, Love Drogheda BIDS and Town & Village Accelerated Measures funding. Supported by the d hotel, Colourtrend Paints and Murtagh's of Drogheda.