Just hours after artist Jess Tobin finished a mural for marriage equality at the Bernard Shaw in Portobello, it it was defaced by vandals.
The mural, which is a part of the Walls of Equality project lead by artists Will St. Leger in the run up to the marriage equality referendum, was ruined with black spray paint only a few hours after the painting was completed yesterday.
someone (very poorly) tried to black out the #yestolove mural outside @TheBernardShaw last night. #facepalm pic.twitter.com/BiZJeO7Fcu
— fíodhna horan-murphy (@fiodhna_hm) April 15, 2015
#YesEquality piece by @JessTobinArt vandalized last night. You can’t erase equality. #VoteYes #Marref https://t.co/t9IJdDP0q3 — Will St Leger (@WillStLeger) April 15, 2015
Unfortunately, this is the second time in the one week that a pro-equality mural was defaced in Dublin. The incredible mural erected by Joe Caslin on George’s Street last weekend, which no doubt dominated your newsfeeds, was egged just one day after it was put up.
However, artists involved in the project are not discouraged and more murals will be revealed in the coming weeks at Pantibar, The George and the Project Arts Theatre and more.
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