Joe Caslin – ‘It’s not the wall, but what’s behind it’. – A Faculty Lecture

Joe Caslin – ‘It’s not the wall, but what’s behind it’. – A Faculty Lecture

Joe Caslin – ‘It’s not the wall, but what’s behind it’. – A Faculty Lecture

The Black Box (Green Room)

Saturday 4 September, 2.00pm


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In late 2018 Hozier released a single entitled Nina Cried Power. It is a protest song – a song that honours the freedom fighters of the past and the activists of today.

The fourth verse of the song begins with the line ‘”it’s not the wall, but what’s behind it”. That lyric was written with direct reference to the importance street art has played in shaping contemporary Ireland.

This lecture will investigate the work of Joe Caslin, as well as a number of other Irish street artists, as we consider the role their art has played in shaping our society both North and South.

Doors 1.30pm | Unreserved Seating


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