Depart Quietly

“Belfast thanks our NHS”. Northern Ireland entered a two-week “circuit breaker” lockdown at midnight last night in response to recent increases in coronavirus hospitalisations that have taxed the health system (see previously Mother Of The Sick). These marionettes in NHS uniforms are on their bike heading for home, or for work, via the Duke Of York. “Come in soberly, drink moderately, depart quietly, and call again.”

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Kayos Kat

Don’t mess with the kitty by KAYOS (of FA Krew ig) in the top part of Kent Street, for HTN 2020.

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End Racism

Writing by worldsend23 (ig) in North Street, Belfast.

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I Wish I Was Banksy

A budding artist in Exchange Place, inspired by Banksy and all of the street art in Belfast city centre, but disappointed with their efforts so far: “Aww, I wish I was Banksy”. (Or perhaps a sarcastic comment on most street art.)

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Let’s Have A Ball

Holly Pereira (web | tw | ig) is an illustrator, muralist, and sign-writer from Dublin who painted a piece in Kent St for HTN 2020.

Previously: Just Because You Feel It, Doesn’t Mean It’s There |

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Apart

Abstract work by Without Matter (ig) for HTN2020.

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Nala Races The Bicycles

Nala bounds ahead so quickly that the bicycles seem to stand still. Work by Conor McClure (ig | web) for HTN2020.

Previously by McClure on ExtrAct: Vaulty Towers | Head On | More Wolf Than Woman | Spring Wings | The Art Of Precious Scars | Walled Garden.

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City Song

Artist and screen-printer Shane O’Driscoll (ig | web) was in Belfast in September for HTN 2020. His Kent Street piece contains some of the same elements as in his ‘Sea Song’ piece for the New Light exhibition this summer.

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Greetings From Omin

Artist Ominous Omin (ig | tw| Fb) came north for HTN 2020 and painted his name among non-ominous digital leaves and lurid clouds, reminiscent of a holiday postcard.

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Quarantined Bodies

Illustrator and stained-glass artist Kerrie Hanna (ig| web) has been drawing a series of ‘quarantined bodies’ during, and inspired by, the pandemic lockdowns. For HTN 2020 she did a self-portrait – herself, partner Tiarnán and cat, all sharing the sofa.

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