Fáilte go Béal Feirste / Welcome to Belfast.

Painted as part of Hit the North 2023 with Hennessy

The Artist says...

When I looked at the etymology of Belfast, I remembered the name came from Béal Feirste - the Gaeilge for “mouth of the sand-bank ford”. I think this piece is suitably sand-bank fordlike.

In terms of style, one of my favourite things to do it ligature- or how we connect letters together. This is commonly seen is f+i and f+l in copy texts, but it’s so much more than that. Look it up, your life won’t be the same after.

Created on April 29, 2023
18-20 Kent St, Belfast BT1 2JA, UK
Hunted by Adam Turkington.

Marker details

CommissionedSeedhead Arts
Camera usedCanon EOS R6
FestivalHit the North
Date created2023-04-29T23:00:00.000Z
Marker typeartwork
CountryUnited Kingdom