Rebuilding Confidence

2014-06-18 TBayFirstFlute+
Mural celebrating the old Tigers Bay First Flute marching band, established 1983. The mural is in the style of the UDA’s insignia; of late a UDA power-struggle has been taking place in the area – see Split.
In the background is a board showing the Union flag, the Ulster banner, and St. Andrew’s saltire (the latter pair are also featured in the lower corners of the mural), which in June replaced a ‘Mother – Daughter – Sister’ board celebrating women and designed by children from the local Mountcollyer Youth Club.
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text: north belfast tigers bay protestant boys hand painted mural was inspired, conceived and produced 2008-2009 renewing communities rebuilding confidence reviving hope restoring pride

Keep ‘Er Lit

2014-06-13 NOTAStarsStripes+
Street art on Unity Walk (between North Street and Kent Street) by NOTA (“none of the above” – his web site appears to have disappeared and there’s nothing for TMN – The Most Nasty) showing a US flag in flames.
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text: freedom haters

Gorny Goohoo

2014-05-29 MenagerieGorny+
Street art near Menagerie on University Road – there are similar pieces in other locations. If you know the artist, please leave a comment.
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We Don’t Want The Past

2014-06-03 GiveFuturePast2+
This is part of the now-faded ‘Give Us R Future’ board in Ardoyne/Ard Eoin. A soldier (or possibly a paramilitary) with a rifle and gas-mask  squats against a wall while another stands behind him with a baton.
Previously: Give Us Freedom
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Freedom In Arabic

2014-07-25 ArabicLá+
New in McQuillan Street – a pro-Gaza mural with (presumably) “Tiocfaidh ár lá” (“our day will come”) and “Saoirse” (“freedom”) in Arabic and a clenched fist in the colours of the Palestinian flag. If you can supply an exact translation of the Arabic, please leave a comment or send an e-mail.
The artist is probably Rebel Rebel, who painted the “Against Established Law” Che Guevara mural last (2013) October which this replaces.
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text: erin

Ardoyne Boxing

2014-06-03 ArdEoinBoxers+
After two panels featuring football, here is an image of two panels featuring boxers (possibly Freddie Gilroy and Eamonn Magee – leave a comment or e-mail if you can identify either), from the community mural on the wall outside the Spar on Ardoyne Avenue.
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Free Gaza

2014-07-19 FreeGaza+
Another pro-Palestinian piece, sponsored by éirígí, just round the corner from Where Is The World? Israeli ground operations in Gaza yesterday (July 22) entered their third week.
Previously in this location: Stop Sign | Free Stephen Murney
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text: northumberland street

Menagerie

2014-05-29 MenagerieFront+
Out-of-this-world work by Scottish artist (Mark) Lyken (Twitter | Fb) – signature at the top, in the middle – on the front of Menagerie (Tumblr) on University Street. Wide shot below.
Previously from Menagerie: The Piano Has Been Smoking | Eyes Wide Shut
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2014-05-29 MenagerieFrontWide+
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Stoneyford

2014-06-24 StonyfordFlag+
A Northern Ireland flag tops an electrical pole in Stoneyford sporting a picture of an Orange Order collarette and the red hand in barbed wire of the Loyalist Prisoners Association.
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