Women Workers Of The World Unite

A tribute to the impact women have on industry in Cubist style from French, Dublin-based, artist Claire Prouvost (web | ig | tw) outside Transport House in Belfast (around the corner from Workers Of The World Unite).

You can see video of the artist at work on the piece for HTN on ig.

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Workers Of The World Unite

“We always knew who was ‘essential’ and who keeps our society going … the working class. Thank you to all our members – keeping the country up and running.” Transport House, built in 1959 and once home of the TGWU, has been vacant and there have been plans to renovate it since at least 2019, without any apparent movement, perhaps due to the expense involved (tw). The modern union, Unite (tw), is supposed to move into it upon completion (tw).

The entrance to the building has been boarded up since 2012. For the previous art on the hoarding, see Unite The Union (one | two). The new (computer-generated and -printed) mural shows a graffitist surreptitiously painting a pro-union message.

Brendan Harkin has a gallery of images of the interior on Twitter.

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Lost In Simulation

If we were to guess, humans probably spend more time in simulation – imagining the past, the future, other minds, other situations, with and without the aid of books, games, TV/movies, internet – than in experience, and the pandemic has not helped at all. It’s a weird world, represented by Leo Boyd (web | ig | Fb) in Belfast.

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Brains, More Brains!

“Gums and tongue” is the name of a zine by London artist The Real Dill (ig), famous for his fabulous cranial interiors. This is his piece for HTN21 in Union Street.

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We Are All Made Of Stars

JMK’s (Jonny McKerr tw) pro-immigration piece for HTN21.

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My Body, My Choice

Not anti-mask/vaccine but pro-choice Paste-up on the old Bank Of Ireland building on North Street/Royal Avenue, Belfast, from Feminist Collages Belfast who vow to replace their torn-down messages.

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Good Cenz

London artist Mr Cenz (web | tw) was in town for this year’s Hit The North, painting on Kent Street.

Previously on this wall: work from HTN17 by ACHES and Eoin.

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Lee “Scratch” Perry

Jamaican musician and producer Lee “Scratch” Perry died on August 29th after more than 60 years in the music business. The tribute is by Conor McClure (ig) for HTN2021 at the Sunflower. “Take your time – dig it, man”

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Medusa

Triops (whose official name is Medusa) at artcetera (web | ig | Fb) by Wee Nuls (ig | web).

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We Have Not Gone Away You Know

Gerry Adams’s quip about the IRA after the ceasefire (in August, 1995) has become a slogan used for women’s struggle (International Women’s Day), sectarianism (Hasn’t Gone Away), British rule (They Haven’t Gone Away, You Know), coronavirus (It Hasn’t Gone Away, You Know) and now the “4000 families waiting” for social housing as lots in the city centre and north Belfast are turned by “private developers” into “student accommodation”. “Preparing immigrant ships. No not this time. We need houses, no relocation. North Belfast families will stay in north Belfast. We will not be shipped out.”

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