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…

Graffiti, murals, shutters – Dublin – May 2017

Nearly done with all the Dublin posts! In this post you’ll see some random graffiti and murals from around the city, including art from Maser, Dan Leo, Ampes, and Mels2. I’ve tried to identify artists where possible but please let me know who I’ve missed in the comments section below! Cheers! Art celebrating Irish music…

Hit the East – August 2017

It’s only a month away from Belfast’s epic Hit the North street art festival, so what better way to warm up for that, than with even more street art and graffiti?! As part of the Eastside Arts Festival, the always amazing Seedhead Arts organised Hit the East, with the aim to brighten up some alleyways…

Coalition of Chaos – the action figure you never knew you needed!

I think it’s fair to say we all want a miniature Theresa May for our mantle piece, yes? Well now, thanks to David Withers AKA Chaingun, all of our dreams can come true! Chaingun, an artist based in Bristol, has produced ‘Theresa Mayhem’, a designer art toy based on the woman herself: “Seeking to strengthen…

Stickers – Dublin – May 2017

And yet more Dublin photos! So many stickers around the city, there’s no way I could stop for everything I saw, so here are just a selection of slaps from my recent trip! Scroll down for stickers by Buzzy.be, Peipegata, Canvaz and loads more; let me know of any more artists you spot in the…

The Bernard Shaw – Dublin – May 2017

And now another Dublin graffiti hotspot, The Bernard Shaw pub. As well as serving your standard pint, the pub has regular flea markets, an incredible selection of street food, and is home to frequent paint jams showcasing the best in global street artists and graffiti writers. Last September I managed to get down to see…