Grasping The Barb

2014-09-01 GazaFist+
Above is another piece of the multi-panel work by Gerry Kelly (“Mo chara”) at the top of Springhill, showing a forearm in the colours of the Palestinian flag with a fist clenched around a strand of barbed wire, causing blood to drip down.
Previously from the same set: Hellfire | Palestine Abú | David & Goliath | Man Against Machine
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text: gaza israel palestine

Return To Loyalist Tigers Bay

2014-11-13 LoyalistTigersBay+
The previous board in this location said “‘yes’ to a better future” beneath a tiger, a rainbow, and a DJ at his turntables (see an image at CCDL). That future, it seems, it to go back to a mural similar to the one prior to 2009 – You’re entering Loyalist Tigers Bay – though the explicit UDA/UFF insignia are gone, leaving only the clenched fist.
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Look Behind You!

2014-11-09 LookOutBehindYou+
The Disney princesses (Snow White and Princess Anna, the younger sister from Frozen) are being watched, not just by the wicked witch, but by the communications tower on the Springfield Road barracks. New work by Danny Devenny and local children in the Sliabh Dubh estate.
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The Lamps Are Going Out All Over Europe

2014-11-08 WoodvaleMon1+
Approximately 10 million military personnel and 7 million civilians died in WWI, with massive losses coming in August-September-October of 1914, as German forces invaded Belgium and northern France, before being stopped at the Marne and entrenching at the Aisne; both sides then attempted to out-flank one another in a “race to the sea” (WP – InvasionWP – Casualties). The dead of those first months – including German forces (see third image, below) – are commemorated in a new monument, a granite stone with six sides, like a rock from the Giant’s Causeway, in Woodvale Park (BelTel | NewsLetter). A searchable database of 10,000 Irish soldiers who died in Belgium is now available at the In Flanders Fields Project.
Video of the launch on 2014-10-17
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2014-11-08 WoodvaleMon10+

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2014-11-08 WoodvaleMon2+
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The Great War

2014-10-20 ShankillGraveSomme+
This new work in the Somme memorial Garden Of Reflection (between the Shankill graveyard and the Mountainview Tavern), comprising both mural and headstones (“A soldier of the great war”) in a flower-bed, commemorates the centenary of the first world war, or, as it was initially known, the great war. The mural shows a soldier, presumably from the Ulster division, on the fields of Flanders: “Great love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 1914-2014″
Previously from the Garden: Reflections On The Somme | Somme Memorial; and from the graveyard: Queen Of Ireland, Empress Of India | Interment
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text: that he lay down