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…

Liberty Lane – Dublin – May 2017

More Dublin pics! This time from Liberty Lane. I’d heard so much about this particular place and it’s amazing reputation for graffiti, so I was super excited to finally visit while I was in the city. I was not disappointed; it is insane! Absolutely incredible work, including a number of tributes to Crept, from the…

‘Contemporary Editions II’ – Gormleys Fine Art

‘Contemporary Editions II’ is an exhibition currently on show at Gormleys Fine Art in Belfast, featuring limited edition prints from the likes of Banksy, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and more. After missing the exhibition in Dublin earlier this year, I was delighted to get the chance to see work from some of the…

‘Many Styles’ – an exhibition by Real 1 & K9

Belfast Beyond called into the Marketplace Theatre and Arts Centre in Armagh last weekend (23rd June) for the opening of ‘Many Styles’, an exhibition by Real 1 and K9. There was tonnes of incredible, varied work on display, plus live painting from Real1, hip hop dance from JD Dance and a set by DJ Spliff Richard. Real1,…

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…