This new piece appeared this month in Shoreditch, commemorating civil rights, freedom and equality. Entitled Saoirse 68 (the Irish word saoirse means freedom in English) it celebrates Irish women and their fight for independence. It features the green shamrock symbol of Ireland and the red hand of Ulster.
It is the work of Irish multi-disciplinary Anne McCloy, who has lived and worked in England for several years, studying and teaching at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design.
This large piece adorns the corner wall at Rivington Street in Shoreditch, a prime spot for large scale street art. However, this building and the surrounding area is undergoing redevelopment and the street art opportunities here are likely to reduce.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 20 August 2018
Enjoying street art has become a regular event on my travels around the world: more of my findings can be seen here
A previous mural on the same wall can be seen here.
For even more art, pop over to see Sami at Monday Mural