A Neat Little Town

Dubliner Cormac “Mack” Dillon (ig) was in Belfast for CNBX/HTN18 last September and painted a sign for the city itself.
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Stand By The Republic

“Stand by the republic – Stormount [sic] has not delivered; no new jobs; wages & benefit cut; massive housing crisis; fight for jobs; resist all cuts; join the IRSP.” The board is from the Irish Republican Socialist Party (Fb); in the background is the repainted version of The Runner, including portraits of Manus Deery and Charles Love and a plaque to Love.
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Eden Vale

Esther O’Kelly’s (tw | web) work for CNBX/HTN18 is perhaps a large-scale version of her painting Eden Vale, “the story of a family picnic that ended up with a soaking in a waterfall”.
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Xenomorph

What strange forms flow from the minds of artists. The alien xenomorph is the creation of Swiss surrealist HR Giger (WP); the wild-style writing – with spray-can in hand – is local.
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They Control You

Ending The Harm is a Department Of Justice (Tackling Paramilitarism Programme) campaign of posters, radio ads, and hard-hitting videos (YouTube) aimed at combatting paramilitary-style violence. This hoarding is on Newtownards Road, in competition with the UVF mural in the Iceland car-park (see Please Pay Here).
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Run-DMC

Run-DMC took hip hop into the mainstream in 1984 and were eventually declared the greatest hip hop artist/group by both MTV and VH1. The trio are Joseph “Run” Simmons, Darrell “DMC” McDaniels and “Jam Master Jay” Mizell (who was shot and killed in 2002). Street art by Glen Molloy (previous work including Beastie Boys) in Pattersons Place.
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What’s Da Craic?

New art for 2019 from Belfast’s taggers in McKibben’s Court. With wild-style writing by ?CASP? – please correct us if you think otherwise.
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The Carrickfergus Knights

Carrickfergus dates back to the 1100s and contains a well-preserved Norman castle. The mediaeval history of the town is celebrated in a trio of knight statues in Marine Gardens.
Shown today is not the statue itself,, but a photographic reproduction on shutters in West Street.
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The Poet & The Guitarists

In 2003 Seamus Heaney recorded a CD of poems accompanied by the uilleann piping of Liam O’Flynn (Claddagh). He now finds himself (post mortem) in the company of three Irish/Northern Irish guitarists: Bap Kennedy from Belfast (featured previously in Half Bap Bap), Gary Moore also from Belfast, and Rory Gallagher from Ballyshannon and Cork.
“Walk on air against your better judgement” is from the poem ‘The Gravel Walks’ and is inscribed on Heaney’s tombstone. “A friend is someone who walks into a room when everyone else is walking out” is not from any song but attributed to Moore. “Born on the wrong side of time” is a Gallagher-penned Taste song (youtube).
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Your Hair Is Massive

Work by Novice (Jess Tobin | web | tw | web | inst) for Culture Night/Hit The North, inspired by a Damon Baker photograph. 2018 was Tobin’s fourth year in Belfast: see also her pieces for 2017 | 2016 | 2015.
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