Women Walk the City: Drawing the City with Eva Kelly

Eva Kelly - Women Walk the City

On a bright Saturday morning in Dublin's city centre, we embarked on a unique journey, led by artist and illustrator Eva Kelly to wander through the city's historic landmarks and delve into the untold stories of remarkable Irish women who once roamed these very paths.  

Eva, who takes her inspiration from people, places, and everyday experiences, brought her passion for storytelling and the subversive flâneuse to life in this one-of-a-kind event. As we walked through bustling streets and quiet corners, Eva told tales of both iconic and lesser-known Irish women who left an indelible mark on the city, such as Countess Markievicz and Maeve Brennan. From writers to activists, artists to revolutionaries, each landmark bore witness to the contributions of these trailblazing figures. 

Eva Kelly - Women Walk the City

But this wasn't just a history lesson—it was an invitation to connect through discussion and sketching. The sketches captured not just the physical landscapes of Dublin, but also the essence of the women who once walked these streets. It was a reminder that every corner of this city holds a story waiting to be told and that by embracing our past, we can shape a more inclusive and empowered future! 

Check out more of Eva’s work here: https://www.evakellyillustration.com/