An Interview with J.Ace

You might not have spotted them yet, but J.Ace’s ‘little faces’ have been watching over the Cathedral Quarter for more than a year now. Read on to find out more about J.Ace’s background in art, which street artists have influenced him, and which of his little faces is his favourite. Will you introduce yourself? Hi…

Tivoli Theatre car park – Dublin – Nov 17

The 10th annual graffiti jam at Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre¬†took place in October 2017. Organised by All City (based on Crow Street and selling a humongous selection of graffiti supplies as well as vinyls and merch), over 30 writers and artists congregated in the theatre’s carpark to make their mark on the walls. The 2018 jam…

Coalition of Chaos – Rise of the Opposition!

Chaingun AKA David Withers is back with another limited run of satirical political action figures; get ready to make some space next to Theresa Mayhem because Jeremy Corbyn has arrived! “From the ashes of New Labour, a new hope has arisen. Politician, scoundrel, hero, he is Jeremy Bernard Corbyn, MP for Islington North and one…

Apache – Launch Party – December 2017

Belfast Beyond popped into Apache’s new shop just before Christmas, for their official launch party. Apache has been around since 1988 in various spots around the city and can now be found at 108 North Street in the city centre. The shop has always been an advocate for Belfast’s underground culture, and their new shop…

Hit the North – Sept 2017

Last weekend, Hit the North was back for it’s 5th amazing year, bringing a host of almost 40 artists to the walls of the Cathedral Quarter. Street artists and graffiti writers travelled from as far as New York, and as close as East Belfast to make their mark on the city, and despite the huge…

An Interview with Stanley Sprays

Stanley Sprays is a stencil artist based out of Ballymena who, as well as spraying on walls, shirts, bags, and boards, is the co-founder of a punk-inspired independent clothing brand. Belfast Beyond caught up with Stanley Sprays to find out more about his own art, Black Hearted Clothing Company, and how music is a big…

Manchester – August 2017

Belfast Beyond popped over to Manchester earlier in the month for a gorgeous wedding, dozens of Krispy Kremes, and about 350 street art photos! Rather than post all the pics here, I’ve just chosen some favourites! What really struck me about the city, was the huge amount of paste-ups on the walls, something Belfast is…

‘Whiskey and Muses’ – an exhibition by Visual Waste, with Bushmills ‘Answer the Call’

Belfast Beyond was fortunate enough to attend the opening night of ‘Whiskey and Muses’ Visual Waste’s first exhibition, in conjunction with Bushmills’ ‘Answer the Call’ campaign. Bushmills have collaborated with other Belfast creatives including street artist Glen Molloy and tattoo artist Connor Curran, as part of their campaign to celebrate local creative talents and entrepreneurs….

Stencils, paste-ups and other bits – Dublin – May 2017

At long last, my final post from Dublin! Given I only spent 2 days there, and took over 300 photos, it just goes to show the amount of fantastic graffiti and street art in the city. It’s well worth the couple of hour’s train journey from Belfast, even just for 1 day. So finally, here…