All City Jam 2018 – Dublin

I’ve posted about the All City Jam a few times before; it’s an annual event taking place in the Tivoli Theatre carpark down in Dublin. The 2018 Jam was unfortunately the last, as (mentioned here) the whole theatre is being demolished to make way for a hotel. As well as being a real loss to…

‘Welcome to the Simulation’ an exhibition by Leo Boyd

Leo Boyd is a printmaker and street artist based in Belfast. You’ll recognise his work from Hit the North (and East) as well as some of the less seedy alleyways in Belfast, the Black Box bogs, and Pizza Boutique (best pizza in Belfast: FACT…try the Big Dirty Fries too). He recently exhibited this show in…

New TMN x Friz wall

So half of Belfast is seemingly being demolished….at least the hoardings are looking well. Various TMN writers recently painted a huge wall in Bankmore Square (check out the photos on Belfast Beyond’s social media streams), Conor McClure has created¬†a garden in Union Street, and now Driver and Bore (TMN) have teamed up with Friz to…

New FAKrew Production

It’s kind of, almost summer….and with that, more and more new pieces are appearing around Belfast, including this new production from FAK plus Rask. You’d be forgiven for thinking that street art and graffiti has only recently flourished in East Belfast, with the recent high profile pieces by Nomad Clan, Friz, and last year’s Hit…

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…