Artwork marks Cork’s post-punk scene

Artwork marks Cork’s post-punk scene
Keith O'Connell beside the brand new mural of his band Nun Attax on Grand Parade, with their retrospective album "Hiding from the Landlord" released in April. Pic: Siobhan Bardsley.

New murals on Grand Parade pay homage to Cork's vibrant post-punk music scene 40 years ago, and heralds the anniversary of an album recorded in Cork in the summer of 1980.

Kaught at the Kampus was recorded live in the Arcadia and includes tracks from four of the city’s cutting edge post-punk bands; Urban Blitz, Mean Features, Microdisney and Nun Attax. 

One of the murals spotlights the legendary Nun Attax, a groundbreaking punk band from Churchfield, and one of the city’s first. 

The artwork, produced by Fiona O'Mahony (Conjun Box) with Siobhan Bardsley (Cork Zine Archive), features some previously unpublished photographs of the bands by Ciarán Ó Tuama, Pat Galvin and Colm Henry. The installation is a collaboration with Cork City Libraries and Cork City Council.

Pictured at the new artwork outside the City Library is Ricky Dineen of Nun Attax with one of the original Kaught at the Kampus records from 1980. Pic: Siobhan Bardsley
Pictured at the new artwork outside the City Library is Ricky Dineen of Nun Attax with one of the original Kaught at the Kampus records from 1980. Pic: Siobhan Bardsley

"This is the third mural in this location in collaboration with Cork City Libraries’ Rory Gallagher Music Library celebrating the vibrant music life of the city," said Patricia Looney, Cork City Library.

A celebration of Kaught at the Kampus will take place on Culture Night, Friday, September 18 in Cork City Library on Grand Parade. 

An anniversary edition of the album is due for release later this year.

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