Let’s face it, Eric Clapton and the G8 are not two things you would put together in a sentence, but what links them, is that they have been mentioned in wallspace across Belfast recently.
In East Belfast, someone has simply spraypainted “CLAPTON IS GOD”, a tribute to famous graffiti that appeared in London in 1967.
I don’t know who did it, but Eric Clapton did a concert in Belfast recently. Just saying.
With the G8 in town, i’ve only seen one piece of Street Art relating to it, in the alleyway around the back of The Fly, which simply says “Hate The G8”.
Meanwhile, I took the opportunity to check out some of the work at the back of Lavery’s. The last time I was there, I managed to get a piece paying tribute to Hunter S Thompson.
That is now gone, but there is a lot of excellent artwork worth checking out, outside the beer garden.
A word of warning though if you are checking it out, there are car parking spaces, so you may have cars blocking your view, the eternal enemy of a Street Art photographer.