Westwinds East Belfast

This large Union Flag is another “East Belfast UVF” marking in the Westwinds estate in Newtownards (10 miles to the east of Belfast), a more colourful companion to the hooded gunmen in  East East Belfast and EB UVF.
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From The River To The Sea

Saoradh’s (web | tw) support of Palestinian rights continues with its most ambitious mural to date. Previously: Resistance Is Not Terrorism | Ireland Stands With Palestine
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Victoria Crosses Of The 36th (Ulster) Division

Dee Craig has updated the Victoria Crosses mural in Cregagh, honoring G[eoffrey St. George Shillington] CatherW[illiam Frederick] MacFadzeanR[obert] Quigg, and E[ric] N[orman] F[rankland] Bell. Five more were included in a board on the Shankill and another in Willowfield Street. (For the previous Cregagh version, see M03390)
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The Peelers

Glasgow artists Conzo Throb (web | Fb) and Ciaran Glöbel (ig | BBC Arts) were in Belfast for CNBX/HTN18 with a locally-themed mural and business suggestion for the PSNI: “Pommes frites … like chips but more expensive.”
Previously by Conzo: Fill Up On Colour | Let’s Melt
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Fur Collar

Here is Friz’s (webtwig) piece for Culture Night/Hit The North 2018. The official title is “Hide And Seek” but the local surroundings suggest other titles.
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Faulky Lad

Craig Faulkner committed suicide on July 8th, 2016 (Belfast Live). His was one of the deaths among amateur footballers that spurred the SAMHI initiative (Belfast Live). (See previously: It’s OK To Talk). This board to his memory is on the path between Hightown Road carpark (above the Horseshoe Bend) and the top of the Cavehill Road – he was from and played soccer in Ballysillan.
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We Buy Stolen Goods

“Up the gangbangers.” Hoods from the New Lodge Road (some recent disturbances: Belfast Live | Irish Times | BelTel | Irish News) leave a graffiti message on top of Ed Reynolds’s (web) mural, seen previously in The Old New LodgeOn My Wedding Day, St Patrick’s and Faces From The Past, the last of which includes an image of the mural getting a coat of anti-graffiti varnish.
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The Art Of Precious Scars

Kintsugi, according to WP, is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with a metallic lacquer, which means that the repair is visible, and “treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.”
Conor McClure (web | Fb | tw) writes that “My Hit The North piece is based on the link with this philosophy and mental health in our society. Rather than have to hide round the stigma of mental illness people should be able to display their scars and wear them with pride.” October 10th was World Mental Health Day.
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Orange Lodged

For the third time, these two panels – one of the signing of the Covenant in 1912 and the other of soldiers in collarettes and sashes defending their trench against a German attack – are visible at Barrington Gardens. They were originally on the gable at the corner before it was demolished (see July 1st); during re-development they were placed on a metal frame (see Out Of The Rubble).
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Glide

Alice Pasquini (web | Fb | ig | tw) from Rome, Italy, took part in this year’s CNBX/HTN18. She describes her Donegall Street piece with a quote from Italo Calvino: “Take life lightly, for lightness is not superficial, but gliding above things, not having weights on your heart”.
To the right is David Creative’s Nosey Cat.
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