Damn Fine Minds
2 colour screenprint
400 mm x 500 mm
300gsm Munken Pure
Edition Size 40
Signed by Artist
(20% of proceed from the sale of this screenprint go towards St.Patricks Mental Health Services)
A screenprint version of Finbar’s ‘Be Present’ wall mural at St. Patricks Hospital.
In June 2016 Finbar painted a blue wash mural on the wall a busy corridor of the St. Patrickshospital and askedthe hospital community to take a minute out of their day and contribute to the artwork.
Offering them a brush and some flourescent orange paint he asked them to make their mark. By painting one of the orange spots, staff and service users could embrace the concept of mindfulness and be present in the room as they colour the piece.
Finbar247 is one of Ireland’s most vibrant visual artists to use outdoor spaces as a showcase for the arts and personal expression.
He first began painting graffiti in 2002. After studying Visual Communications at the Limerick School of Art & Design, he took off around Europe in a camper van with a Mathematician and an Engineer. Working with street artists and buskers ignited his passion for public art. He’s had the opportunity to paint in many countries including Ireland, UK, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Switzerland and Spain, working to turn cities into colourful, inspirational place to live and visit.
He returned to his hometown determined to turn Galway – the city of the arts – into a walking outdoor exhibition. His mission is to take the old, unloved walls and spaces of the city and turn them into pieces of art for the general public to enjoy.