STONEYBATTERAREAS OF DUBLIN

BLACKHALL PLACETHURSDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2022

Blackhall Place, along the adjoining Blackhall Parade, Blackhall Street, Blackhall Green, and Blackhall Row in Dublin 7 are all named for Sir Thomas Blackhall.

Blackhall Place first appears on maps in 1822. This area of the city was previously known as Oxmanstown Green. The area was originally designed and laid out by Thomas Ivory, who designed the buildings now occupied by the Law Society of Ireland. The original street did not meet the river, and was extended to meet Benburb Street in 1886.

A large amount of the original Georgian houses have been demolished, with a small number of surviving examples. On the corner of Blackhall Place and Hendrick Street, there is a former Methodist chapel, known as the Gravel Walk Methodist Church. This was rebuilt in 1841.

The area around Blackhall Place, and the construction of the James Joyce Bridge was part of the 1996 Historic Area Rejuvenation Project.

In the late 19th century, the Dublin City Council developed a plot to create a new street as well as renovating existing tenements located in Blackhall Place. This plot involved the local finance and leases committee selling the property to the Artisans' Dwellings Committee. The site in question was Blackhall Place, Blackhall Street, Blackhall Parade and North King Street.

Today I used my new Voigtländer 65mm lens.

Voigtländer was founded in Vienna, Archduchy of Austria, in 1797, by Johann Christoph Voigtländer [de]. Voigtländer produced mathematical instruments, precision mechanical products, optical instruments, including optical measuring instruments and opera glasses, and is the oldest name in cameras.

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Apart from the striking artisan dwellings, the area is also known for the prominent Viking street names. For example, there is Viking Road, Olaf Road, Thor Place, Sitric Road, Norseman Place, Ard Ri Road, Malachi Road, Ostman Place, Ivar Street, Sigurd Road and Harold Road. At the time of the Norman invasion, the Vikings, Ostmen or Austmenn (men of the East) as they called themselves, were exiled to the north of the Liffey where they founded the hamlet of Ostmenstown later to become Oxmantown.

Today I used my new Voigtländer 65mm lens.

Voigtländer was founded in Vienna, Archduchy of Austria, in 1797, by Johann Christoph Voigtländer [de]. Voigtländer produced mathematical instruments, precision mechanical products, optical instruments, including optical measuring instruments and opera glasses, and is the oldest name in cameras.

MURAL BY CHRIS JUDGE 1 BEN EDAIR ROAD IN STONEYBATTER

On flank walls of 1 Ben Edair Road and 21 Malachi Road by Chris Judge.

Since 2011 Chris has written and illustrated over 35 children's books, many of which are in collaboration with authors like Roddy Doyle, David O'Doherty and Eoin Colfer. His first book, The Lonely Beast won the Specsavers Irish Children's Book of the Year 2011 in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.

Chris also creates large-scale artworks, most notably three large mosaics in collaboration with Triskill Design for Stanhope Street School in Dublin, Scoil Bhride in Kildare and Mountrath CS.

STONEYBATTERAREAS OF DUBLIN

Stoneybatter, historically known as Bohernaglogh , is a neighbourhood of Dublin, Ireland, on the Northside of the city between the River Liffey, the North Circular Road, Smithfield Market, and Grangegorman. It is in the Dublin 7 postal district. The name dates from at least 1603.

It is often referred to as Dublin's "hipster quarter" and was in TimeOut magazine's list of '40 coolest neighbourhoods in the world' in 2019.

STREET ART BY JULIETTE VIODEPRUSSIA STREET

JULIETTE VIODE - STREET ART ON PRUSSIA STREET

In June 2021 Dublin City Council commissioned a number large-scale murals on the sides of five buildings or construction site hoardings, some of which were regularly defaced by graffiti.

This mural on Prussia Street is by Juliette Viodé who describes herself as follows:

"I am a mural artist and illustrator based and working in Dublin. I studied animation and illustration in Dublin and since graduating have been heavily involved in the street art scene. I was formerly the lead artist for the Dublin Canvas Project. Through this initiative, I designed and painted a series of small and large scale murals around the city. I am now working as a freelance artist and have continued to paint murals, in particular for disadvantaged communities, helping them re-take pride in their areas. I have also worked extensively with kids with learning disabilities, showing them new tools to communicate ideas."

"Street art is not my only focus though, I have pursued my work as an illustrator through several commissioned pieces and exhibitions. I’ve most recently worked for the Sun-Pilot project at the Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research centre in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) as part of their education and public engagement program. In this project I designed illustrations to explain scientific concepts to children. The artwork I created will be used in schools throughout the EU as a teaching tool."

"My work is vibrant, cheerful and character-centric."


URBAN EXPRESSION30 MANOR STREET

THE URBAN LIVING ROOM BY SORCHA O'HIGGINS
In June 2021 Dublin City Council commissioned a number large-scale murals on the sides of five buildings or construction site hoardings, some of which were regularly defaced by graffiti.

This mural on Prussia Street is by Juliette Viodé who describes herself as follows:

"I am a mural artist and illustrator based and working in Dublin. I studied animation and illustration in Dublin and since graduating have been heavily involved in the street art scene. I was formerly the lead artist for the Dublin Canvas Project. Through this initiative, I designed and painted a series of small and large scale murals around the city. I am now working as a freelance artist and have continued to paint murals, in particular for disadvantaged communities, helping them re-take pride in their areas. I have also worked extensively with kids with learning disabilities, showing them new tools to communicate ideas."

"Street art is not my only focus though, I have pursued my work as an illustrator through several commissioned pieces and exhibitions. I’ve most recently worked for the Sun-Pilot project at the Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research centre in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) as part of their education and public engagement program. In this project I designed illustrations to explain scientific concepts to children. The artwork I created will be used in schools throughout the EU as a teaching tool."

"My work is vibrant, cheerful and character-centric."



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ZEISS BATIS 85mm LENS

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E Mount, Black

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