To help launch its summer season, the Opera House commissioned two Cork-based graffiti artists - Dusto and Pschonautes - to paint a mural featuring portraits of prominent Irish writers along the rear wall of the theatre on Half Moon Street. The mural was a joint project, involving the Opera House and the Camden Palace Hotel as well as Flava Floors.
The mural includes portraits of the following Irish writers (from left to right): George Bernard Shaw, C.S. Lewis, James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, Oscar Wilde, Theo Dorgan, Samuel Beckett, Bram Stoker, Maeve Binchy and Conal Creedon.
George Bernard Shaw
William Butler Yeats
Some of these portraits were used on the cover (and inside) of the Summer 2013 brochure for the Opera House and Half Moon. Here is a link to an online version of the brochure: http://issuu.com/corkoperahouse/docs/summer2013
There are short bios of the two artists in the brochure. For Dusto, the text reads:
Adam O'Connor (DUSTO) is a self-taught graffiti artist and the owner of the Flava Floors Dance & Art Studio. He started painting in 1996 and since then he has been a strong member of Cork's street art scene.
He is most known for his detailed backgrounds, light effects and funky hip hop style characters. Dusto has worked on many projects throughout Ireland and has been teaching and giving talks on street art for the last three years.