The Street Art of Hit The North in Belfast

At the beginning of this month we here at London Calling Blog had the distinct pleasure and honour to be invited to Belfast to document the Hit The North 2022 street art festival put on by Seedhead Arts and local artist Emic. The festival saw some 61 street artists and graffiti writers transform the hub of streets around the Sunflower Pub in the Cathedral Quarter, as well as a few other gems popping up here and there around the city for the event. 

As you can see from the selection of photos below the standard of art was exceptional and there was such an impressive array of styles and subjects on display, with artists from all over Ireland being joined by some international artists from England, Scotland, Switzerland, Belgium and Germany to transform this corner of the Cathedral Quarter. The day was obviously a treat for ourselves as we got to see so much fantastic art be created before our very eyes, but what made it perfect was the incredible atmosphere this festival had with all those painting, organising or all those who passed through to enjoy and view the festivities, it’s impossible to argue that the day didn’t radiate pure fun and joy.

Belfast is awash with street art murals organised by Seedhead Arts and in our view one of the must visit cities in the UK for an abundance of high quality street art, coming in all sizes from sides of buildings to cable boxes. We saw so many works still running from previous years of the festival and other side projects we will need another blog post or two to cover them, and we shall do just do that.

We would like to say a massive thank you to Seedhead Arts and Emic, for inviting us to such an absolutely amazing event and being so hospitable to ourselves. We had a brilliant time. Big big thank you to all the talented artists we saw and met out there for giving us the time of day. As well as cheers to all the wonderful people we met whilst in this fine city.

So without further ado, please enjoy the incredible array of artworks of Hit the North 2022, minus five incredible works that were unfinished at the time we left Belfast, which you can find via Seedhead Arts.

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Asbestos & Iota at work.

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Friz at work.

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NRMN at work.

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Bust at work.

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Iota at work.

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Zippy at work.

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Laura Nelson at work.

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Kerrie Hanna at work.

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Inkie at work.

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FGB at work.

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Codo at work.

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Alana McDowell & Leo Boyd at work.

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Niall.OL at work.

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KVLR at work.

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All the Doodz at work.

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Hixxy at work.

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Kenz at work.

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Shane Ha at work.

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Razer at work.

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Kilian at work.

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Zurdie at work.

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Not Pop at work.

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KMG at work.

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Kone at work.

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Shane O’Malley at work.

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Rob Hilken at work.

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Omin, Oner & Kone at work.

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Oner at work.

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Omin at work.

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Claire Provost at work.

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Codo at work.

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JMK at work.

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Vents at work.

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Lobstr Robin at work.

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Andy Council at work.

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Asbestos at work.

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Inkfun at work.

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Kitsune at work.

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Aches at work.

Hit the North 2022 at the corner of Kent Street and Union Street.

Hit the North 2022 in Kent Street.

Hit the North 2022 in Kent Street.

Hit the North 2022 in Kent Street.

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Work by Iota in North Street.

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Works by KMG, Kenz & Inkie in Union Street.

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Work by Inkie in Union Street.

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Work by Kenz in Union Street.

Work by KMG in Kent Street.

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Work by KMG in Kent Street.

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Work by Bust in Kent Street.

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Work by Bust in Kent Street.

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Work by Bust.

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Work by Lobstr Robin.

Work by Clare Prouvost in Kent Street.

Work by Holly Pereira in Kent Street.

Work by DMC in Kent Street.

Work by ADW in Kent Street.

Work by Det x Mash in Kent Street.

Work by Omin in Kent Street.

Work by Oner in Kent Street.

Work by Kone in Kent Street.

Work by Vents in Kent Street.

Work by All the Doodz in Kent Street.

Work by Kerrie Hannah in Kent Street.

Work by Laura Nelson in Kent Street.

Work by Kilian in Kent Street.

Work by HMC in Kent Street.

Work by NRMN in Kent Street.

Work by Conor McClure in Kent Street.

Work by Klo Wi in Kent Street.

Work by Zurdie in Kent Street.

Work by Not Pop in Kent Street.

Work by Zippy in Kent Street.

Work by FGB in Kent Street.

Work by Alana McDowell in Kent Street.

Work by Leo Boyd in Kent Street.

Work by Coda in Kent Street.

Work by Niall.Ol in Union Street.

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Work by JMK in Union Street.

Work by Neuf in Union Street.

Works by Kirow & Gweld in Union Street.

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Work by Hixxy in Kent Street.

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Work by Rob Hilken in Kent Street.

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Work by Curtis Hylton in Kent Street.

Work by Bad Belfast in Kent Street.

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Works by Kayos x Webs in Kent Street.

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Work by Kayos in Kent Street.

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Work by Webs in Kent Street.

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Works by Rack x Jamtwo x Snak in Kent Street.

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Work by Rack in Kent Street.

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Work by Jamtwo in Kent Street.

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Work by Snak in Kent Street.

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Work by Ink Fun in Union Street.

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Work by Shane Ha in Union Street.

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Work by Shane Ha & Ink Fun in Union Street.

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Work by Friz in Union Street.

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Work by KVLR in Union Street.

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Work by Irony in Union Street.

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Works by Razer & Noys in Union Street.

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Work by Razer in Union Street.

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Work by Aike in Library Street.

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Work by Shane O’Malley in Library Street.

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Work by Lobstr Robin in Donegall Street.

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Work by Bust in Donegall Street.

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Work by Sophie Mess in Linenhall Street.

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Work by Andy Council in Patterson’s Place.

Work by Wee Nuls in High Street Court.

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