As part of the Belfast City Council’s Re imaging communities project I was commissioned to design & illustrate two 2 metre by 9 metre murals for the underpass of the Tate’s Avenue bridge.
The aim of the project was to transform communities and improve their environment by replacing sectarian murals, emblems, flags and graffiti with positive images that reflect the community’s culture.
Rather than focus on celebrities that may have lived in the area I decided to focus on the one thing that makes a community – the people. I decided that each mural should incorporate stories and characters from the Tate’s Avenue area, with the intention of revealing the history of the area from the community’s perspective.
Each one of the characters was developed from the stories told by the community.
The making of this project can be view on my sketch blog.
Panel 1 of ‘every street tells a story’ on location. Donegall Avenue, underpass of the Tate’s Avenue bridge.