Belfast’s Newest Piece of Public Art is Complete

The Tall Ships themed design takes pride of place in Barrow Square, Clarendon Dock

Belfast’s newest piece of public art is now complete. The 100 sq m mural was designed by 16-year old Daniel Hamilton from Belfast who won a public competition to create a legacy piece of art celebrating the return of the Tall Ships to Northern Ireland this July.

Daniel beat off competition from five other finalists to win the Belfast Harbour competition to find the best design for Belfast’s newest piece of public art.

The mural is displayed at Barrow Square near the city’s historic ‘Sailortown’. The area was turned into a Lidl village market during the Tall Ships festival (2nd – 5th July) and Daniel’s design was viewed by tens of thousands of visitors.

Belfast's Newest Piece of Public Art is Complete
Competition Winner Daniel Hamilton and Mural Artist Danny Devenny

Local mural artists Daniel Devenney and Marty Lyons turned Daniel’s design into reality. It took 10 days to complete and required 100 litres of paint.

Daniel’s design was one of six finalists selected by a judging panel including Heather Carr, Business Development Manager, Arts and Business, Pat Benson, from Sailortown and Peter Richards, CEO and Creative Director of the Golden Thread Gallery.

Out of more than 2000 votes cast on Belfast Harbour’s Facebook page, Daniel emerged as the clear winner with almost half the vote.