Artist: Emmalene Blake
Artwork: 'Rare Oul'Times'
Artwork Location: High Street, Dublin 8
Artwork Description: A tribute to a founding member of The Dubliners, two of the best musicians to come out of Dublin. The first one is of Luke Kelly, it would have been great to get a box at Sheriff Street for this as that is where he grew up. The second is of Ronnie Drew, a member of the Dubliners for 50 years. Each box has a line from the song Rare Oul' Times, the Luke Kelly one has on the back of the box "I am part of what was Dublin, in the Rare Oul' Times" and the Ronnie Drew box reads "I remember Dublin City, in the Rare Oul' Times".
Biography: I am a street artist, graphic designer and art teacher based in Dublin. I graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2012 with a degree in Fine Art, and have been working as a street artist and art teacher since then. My artwork combines intricate stencilling and freehand spray painting. I've painted at many events and festivals such as Waterford Walls, First Fortnight festival, The Beatyard, for campaigns such as Walls of Equality (Marriage Equality Referendum), and for companies such as RTE.
Additional Dublin Canvas artwork completed by artist: