COMMISSIONED ARTWORKS

LARGE-SCALE PUBLIC ART

Workshops

DISCOVER YOUR INNER ARTIST

GUIDED TOURS

DISCOVER HIDDEN WATERFORD
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Who We Are

In 2023, Edel Tobin launched her self published book “Not Just A Brick in the Wall”. This book outlines how Edel transformed Waterford into Ireland’s largest open air gallery. This book was selected as one of Ireland’s top reads by Joe Duffy on his national radio Liveline programme and from President Micheal D Higgins.

All profits from this book are invested into Edel’s latest project-Floating Voices-an eco-educational barge coming to work with local communities across Ireland.

What We Do

There are three main pillars of work which we deliver across Ireland and further afield. The first is large-scale commissioned mural/ street art. The second is art skills workshops tailored to the needs of various groups, including schools, colleges, festivals and branding. The third pillar is our guided Maritime and Art tours which are specific to Waterford City.
Click into each section below to find out more about previous works which we have delivered and how to contact us to book your own piece of art.

Public Art

Workshops

Tours

Why We Do It

Street Art Ink continues the work started with New Street Gardens (2014) and Waterford Walls (2015) . We work with communities to co-design, create and develop meaningful, impactful art. We also welcome collaborations with individuals and groups to work on and develop new artistic concepts.

The latest collaborative project we are currently working on is Floating Voices, a Maritime Arts program which sees artists and scientists work with communities based along Ireland’s waterways, highlighting the potential and diversity of this natural amenity. Floating Voices has 3 strands- maritime guided & AV tours, maritime themed workshops and artist in residency programmes.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

Street Art Ink
4.8
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Ciara O SullivanCiara O Sullivan
07:51 22 Apr 24
Fantastic experience working with Street Art Ink. A very professional team that provided a holistic experience for the students at Ardscoil Na Mara. From the beautiful mural now adorning the entrance to the school, to the workshop providing by MJ and the talk provided by Edel, the whole experience was excellent.
Patrick KirwanPatrick Kirwan
07:42 16 Apr 24
Delighted we got Street Art Ink to do the mural at the front of our school. They did a stellar job and and the students and staff love what they have done. They also ran a workshop for us and gave a talk which the students really enjoyed.
Sharon ScullymSharon Scullym
18:40 09 Apr 24
I'm delighted to see all of Edel's hard work showcased in such a well thought out, colourful and engaging book, Not Just Another Brick in the Wall. Thurles Municipal District have worked with Edel and Street Art Ink on a number of projects and we hope to work on many more.
annupha horvilannupha horvil
22:42 01 Apr 24
I am truly inspired by Edel’s work and we have shared her projects all the way in Saigon, Vietnam 🇻🇳. The word is spreading how art can heal and make a better world 🌎 for the next generations . And your book is amazing 😻🥰
S cheevS cheev
16:45 06 Mar 24
A great experience on maritime walking tour with historic storytelling combined with visuals , presented by passionate and professional guides . Group of TY s including Polish exchange students all very impressed and loved the schools copy of book ! Thanks
dearbhla glynndearbhla glynn
22:41 25 Feb 24
I’m blown away by the creativity and community engagement of Street art Ink, the tours are fantastic, well worth your time, the quality of the workshops are incredible and overall the art is beautiful and free for everyone to enjoy. Huge respect for all the hard working folks behind Street Art Ink.
Clora O'NeillClora O'Neill
21:07 22 Feb 24
Street Art Inc completed a beautiful indoor mural in a healthcare setting for a client. The brief was very exacting and Edel worked with us to ensure we achieved a mural that not only fulfilled the brief but came in on time and budget. The teams professional approach at each stage ensured the project ran smoothly. The once dull space is transformed with a beautiful large piece of original art.
tracy o'neilltracy o'neill
08:32 22 Feb 24
Excellent Excellent… great tour by Edel, such an impressive collection of street art LOVED IT
Padraig BurkePadraig Burke
12:42 16 Feb 24
The wonderful work of the groundbreaking Waterford Walls continues. Street Art Ink once again ahead of the pack, community art with heart at its finest. Looking forward to all that is in store .
April ShowersApril Showers
12:27 16 Feb 24
Wonderful art creations for all people. Very inspiring.
Samuel JacobSamuel Jacob
17:22 15 Feb 24
Brightens up the city, always friendly with the community, love Street Art Ink.
Cilian JacobCilian Jacob
17:09 15 Feb 24
Wonderful ideas executed beautifully. They really bring our streets and waterways to life
Rose MurphyRose Murphy
16:34 15 Feb 24
I worked with MJ on a project for St Joseph’s Nursing Home Ferrybank Waterford & this project has had a remarkable impact on our Residents and Visitors & we are truly grateful for all the hard work that MJ put in . You’re beautiful flowers along the walls will really be appreciated this Spring & Summer by all of us . Special thanks for a great job on a great project. (Rose Murphy Duggan )
Heather KenningtonHeather Kennington
15:41 15 Feb 24
Street Art Ink have given creative and diverse workshops in the school where I teach. The works combine student work with community and artists practice. The students learned new skills and techniques. They also got unique and new local knowledge from working with locals. These kind of opportunities are great for inspiring young art enthusiasts. It gives them a little insight into Art outside of the classroom. Thank you
Marie-Jeanne JacobMarie-Jeanne Jacob
15:18 15 Feb 24
I work here and I absolutely love it! I work in the office, I train tour guides, run workshops and site manage so I get to see all different sides of the business. What I love the most about SAI is the organisations commitment to community; so many of our projects have me working with community groups of all ages and backgrounds creating work that brings pride to their area. The team is also fab - Love spending time with them all!
AmyAmy
20:44 26 Jul 22
Makes the town very interesting, depicting different images, styles and narratives.
David LDavid L
15:01 22 Mar 22
Download the Waterford walls app and you can bring some of the selected murals to life! Incredible!
Andrew BierryAndrew Bierry
19:13 12 Nov 21
Anne DoranAnne Doran
09:22 22 Aug 21
You walk each street or lane and there is another piece of artwork or graffiti. I would love to spend time seeing them all. There is an app to go on a tour around to see them all. I'll do that the next time I'm in Waterford City
Adeyemi AriyoAdeyemi Ariyo
01:46 24 Mar 21
The paintings are scattered all over Waterford city. I am still discovering them all but I have posted all those I have seen.Unfortunately, I have no ideas about the artists. The art work though is stunning and captivating
Oscar ForanOscar Foran
07:02 17 Dec 18
Very helpful and informed people here. Only open occasionally for tours or special events and of course during the festival in the late Summer. Has made a big difference to Waterford at a local level and also how we are viewed internationally. Nothing but good to say about Waterford Walls and the volunteers that make it happen!
Carmel HarrisCarmel Harris
15:22 09 Sep 18
Waterford Walls is a fantactic project and has brighted up many building & areas in the city. If you are interested in Street Art I would highly recommend the Waterford Walls walking tour, it's takes around two hours and you get the opportunity to see most of the art and learn about the artists and what they stand for. This was our second year doing the walking tour, we had the honour of been taken on the tour be Edel the Co-Founder of this project. Not only did we learn about the artists we also learnt a lot about all the hard work that goes behind the scene to make this happen. Well done to the Waterford Walls team who had the vision & to sponsors for supporting such a great project.
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