Cabra Park Urban Gallery – Dublin – May 2017

While in Dublin, I managed to visit Cabra Park in the north of the city, to check out a hidden away ‘urban gallery’. The project, which began in 2013, was sponsored by ‘Dulux Let’s Colour‘ and was part of several community initiatives to brighten up playgrounds, parks, sports grounds, and dodgy alleyways. You can see…

‘Cybertage’ – an exhibition by Byte Marx

Belfast Beyond visited R-Space, a fantastic gallery in Lisburn last weekend for the opening of ‘Cybertage’ an exhibition by Byte Marx AKA Gary Shaw. Gary uses digital and mixed media to create collage-esque images, the results of which are often a pretty tongue-in-cheek parody of global political and social issues. What drew me to his…

Dublin Canvas – May 2017

Last week I took a wee trip down to Dublin for a couple of days, and between boat tours on the Liffey and eating up a storm (more Lebanese restaurants in Belfast please!) I took around 300 (!!) graffiti and street art photos. So over the next couple of weeks I’ll be posting these in…

Wade Factory – Portadown – May 2017

Once a Victorian linen mill, then a globally renowned ceramic factory, and soon to be a church, the Wade Factory in Portadown has now laid empty for 24 years. In that time, it became a bit of a local hotspot for graffiti, and after seeing some old photos from inside by Dean Weir I fancied a…

1000 Twitter Followers – Giveaway! [CLOSED]

Belfast Beyond started out on Twitter at the beginning of 2016 and we’ve just passed 1000 followers! So to say thanks, and mark this occasion, we’re doing a wee giveaway! To be in with a chance to win a handful of stickers (including blanks), pins, and postcards, there are 3 ways you can enter; Find…

Dundalk – April 2017

Over the Easter break, I hopped on the train to Dundalk to check out it’s graffiti scene. Not knowing the town at all, I stuck to the main streets although hopefully I can head back some day for a proper look around for some walls off the beaten track. Mostly some amazing pieces from Ominous Omin,…

An Interview with Francois Got Buffed

If you’ve spent any time in Belfast over the last few years, chances are you’ll have passed by some of the work of Francois Got Buffed; FGB’s eye-catching, cheerful stickers and paste-ups are plastered on walls, street signs, and junction boxes all over the city. Belfast Beyond met with FGB to chat about his weird…

Pure Here – mural launch with Visual Waste, Carl Frampton, & Harp

Belfast Beyond was lucky enough to be invited along to The Harp Bar this morning for the unveiling of Visual Waste’s new mural, ‘Pure Here’ in conjunction with Harp and local boxing superstar, Carl Frampton. The mural, located on Hill Street, aims to celebrate the ‘Best of Belfast’ and show off some of it’s famous…

‘Meet the Bankers’

The Belfast Bankers and Seedhead Arts opened their new building to the public last night (7th April); the old Ulster Bank based on the Newtownards Road, East Belfast is temporarily a space for sculptors, photographers, song writers, screen printers, bee hives (!), musicians, street artists and more. The event saw a great turnout, and given…