New video shows #HoldFirm mural go from blank wall to art piece

By Steve Neville

A new video has revealed a HSE inspired mural going from a blank wall to a work of art.

The mural displays the slogan #HoldFirm, which comes from a HSE campaign to motivate and inspire people to keep going with social distancing while the Covid-19 restrictions are in place.

The mural was created by Dublin company Headcase and artist Cormac Dillon from Mack Signs.

Headcase said the mural was designed to represent “a message that encourages us to continue to stay safe, and to protect each other.

“For the people we love, things we miss, and the future we hope for."

Cormac also painted a mural thanking frontline workers outside St James’s Hospital in Dublin.

Designed by The Tenth Man, it reads ‘Heroes Thank You’ using the HSE logo.

Elsewhere, a mural of Dr Tony Holohan is to be auctioned for charity.

A caricature of the Chief Medical Officer holding his shirt open with the Superman-style letters TH inside is currently on display at Devitt’s pub.

The artist, Niall O’Loughlin, has said on social media that when “lockdown is over” the pub will “very kindly let me auction my Tony Holohan mural for charity and include a personal whiskey locker.” 

He said the charity he would like to help is the Julian Benson Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (JBCFF).