We wanted to get involved in a project that gave something back to the community around us. Something that a great team of artists could work on that would also have a positive impact on this beautiful city we live in.
When the call came in from St Pat's Mental Health Institute asking if we could do something to jazz up their blank walls and maybe help raise awareness of what they do, we knew we'd found it.
What followed was two weeks of paint, sweat and a lot of laughs. The show is now open to the public at St Pat's and, in our humble opinion, it's well worth checking out - fantastic big murals by some of our favourite painters livening up the walls of this amazing facility.
The prints are all there for you to see, the staff are always up for a chat and there's also a great little canteen/coffee shop on site for you to grab a cuppa while you're there.
While there we held workshops with clients of St Pat's, unleashed some supremely talented individuals on their walls and got to introduce the arts world of Dublin to this great space.
If you want to hang your own bit of positivity on a wall at home then you can pick up a handmade screenprint in our Damn Fine Print shop here.
The editions are strictly limited and we've kept them as affordable as possible so that these messages of hope and love will reach as many walls as possible.
More importantly, 25 per cent of all proceeds from the project will go towards funding the facilities at St Pat's, an amazing institution that does some incredible work.
Lastly, here's a few kind words from Edel Fortune, Programme Manager at St Patrick’s, that hopefully give an idea of what the project was all about.
“Damn Fine Print has created a very special space here at the Hospital where staff, visitors and service users can reflect and feel inspired to take positive mental help steps in their lives. We are delighted to have such talent on show in this space and to collaborate with artists who have been inspired by our message which is to mind your mental health.”