Padre Cruz is a neighbourhood in the north eastern suburbs of Lisbon. Filled with giant blocks of flats housing the workers of the city. It was the location of the MURO street art festival in 2016 which saw local and international artists use the enormous walls as their canvas.
A partnership between the local parish of Carnide and the Galeria de Arte Urbana of Lisbon City Council. The murals created have transformed the district into a must see urban art gallery. The enormous works on the side of the high rises are joined by a series of smaller pieces on the adjacent streets. Of those, many are now derelict and quite possibly not long for this world. The art nestles up against old crumbling walls, the orange trees and the cats.
Portuguese artist Mr Dheo’s ‘Modern Family’ in Padre Cruz. The man holding the drawing is the street artist ‘Pariz One’ who at the time was painting the wall opposite