The history of murals in the North of Ireland
Art as Resistance – Sandhya Devi Ellis
Full publications, Word
Wall Murals Elsewhere
Mexico City, Supreme Court
Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan, Iraq
Republican Murals 1980s
1981. Central Drive, Creggan, Derry
Portrait of Bobby Sands
1982. Beechmount Avenue, Belfast
James Connolly, tricolour, starry plough; ‘The great only appear great because we are on our knees. Let us rise’.
1983. Falls Road, Belfast
IRA, PLO and SWAPO women within women’s symbol. 'Solidarity between women in armed struggle.'
1984. Beechmount Avenue, Belfast
Armed, silhouetted IRA members.
1985. Chamberlain Street, Derry
Celtic warrior and celtic symbols, words of ‘Mise Éire.’
1986. Beechmount Avenue, Belfast
ANC symbols and armalite; ‘IRA, ANC; ‘We aim to be free – Bobby Sands. Tell the world freedom is at hand – Benjamin Maloise.’ ‘West Belfast, apartheid free zone.’
1987. Springhill Avenue, Belfast
Memorial to eight IRA members killed by SAS in Loughgall, County Armagh, shileds of four provinces of Ireland.
1988. Falls Road, Belfast
Portrait of Nelson Mandela, Irish and ANC colours; ‘Father of freedom. Happy birthday comrade. The future belongs to you.’
1989. Sevastopol Street, Belfast
Armed IRA men, logo of republican newspaper, An Phoblacht/Republican News; ’20 years of resistance. Victory to the Irish people.’
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