If you’ve been in East Belfast recently, and been very observant, you will have noticed some new Street Art appearing.
At the start of March, there was an event planned called Wardrobe Jam, where some new Street Art would be painted. This was scheduled to be part of a bigger event called Belfast Arts Weekender. Unfortunately, due to the extreme weather, it had to be cancelled.
Running alongside this, was the first of three new murals to be painted in East Belfast. The first one was titled Linenopolis and appeared on Tower Street.
It was by a Manchester based duo called Nomad Clan.
If that name sounds familiar, that’s because they did a piece at The Dirty Onion for Hit The North.
Eastside Partnership documented this on their Social Media channels. This is how it looked on 28th February.
This was followed by Friz, regularly featured on this blog, getting to work on a mural on Townsley Street, beside CS Lewis Square. It is of Jadis from The Chronicles Of Narnia, appropriately enough.
Unfortunately, I was in work, and with the evenings not getting lighter yet, I didn’t get a chance to get some photos until the weekend of 10th March, and then again the following weekend.
Eventually, I got photos of Friz’s finished mural on the weekend of 24th March..
Keep an eye out for the mural of CS Lewis on Pansy Street being restored. I got some photos of how it is currently, while out getting.
I got some photos of the mural way back in 2008. You can find a photo of it here.
The clocks have gone forward and Summer is getting closer, which means it’s not too long until Hit The East. There’ll barely be an empty wall in East Belfast at this rate.