Photos taken throughout Portadown
Portadown is increasingly becoming a town known for its street art. At a time when traditional politics is becoming of less relevance to many, some of the young people in town have found a new way to express themselves. Over the last few years the type of graffiti art seen in various cities throughout the world has bagan to manifest itself in several areas of the town, often replacing more sinister scribbling and threatening messages. I personally find this recent phenomenom fascinating . Most of the art has brightened up derelict buildings and can brighten up some places when done stylishly and efficiently. I will add some commentary when i work out what to say. All of the pictures on this page link to a bigger picture. Just click on any picture to see the larger image (640 x 480), and hit back on your browser to return to this page. Most of the following areas are within a few miles of each other.
Featuring my good friend Francie
Much of the local street art scene features the work of REA and the TFE crew.
This was located beside the River bann, near the rear of derelict Water Street.
Part of a writers jam at the River bann.
Same jam session.
None of these pieces remain.
These were buffed a few years ago, to be replaced by sectarian slogans, which thankfully have been painted out.
This was in the abandoned Wades factory in Portadown.
Wades again. No idea who the writer is, sorry.
Wades again. If u can ID these drop me a line.
Wades again. Its all bricked up now.
Can't read the big bit, doh.
Strikes again on the Belfast - Dublin line.
Portadown's once most prolific, writer makes his mark.
Yogo blocks out the nazi nonsense. Well done.