Belfast International Airport showcases mural by local artists

1 Aug 2016

The winners of our community mural competition have been announced as their work was unveiled in the airport.

Tanya Mai Johnston’s ‘bendy’ mural shows many of Northern Ireland’s well-known landmarks from Belfast’s Grand Opera House and City Hall to The Dark Hedges featured in the recent ‘Game of Thrones’ series.

The work of Melissa Houston consists of six panels each depicting an area of Northern Ireland, from Florencecourt in Co Fermanagh, to Ardboe in Co Tyrone and Castle Espie in Co Down.

Danny Kinahan MP, who was a member of the judging panel, said; ‘The quality of entries was of a very high standard indeed. We settled on Melissa and Tanya Mai’s murals as each time we looked at them we could see something different. They have really captured the essence of Northern Ireland in the murals.”

Airport Managing Director, Graham Keddie, said the work was of a very high standard and would give passengers lots to think about.

Graham added: “There’s clearly no shortage of talent in Northern Ireland, as Tanya Mai and Melissa have ably demonstrated with their stunning creations. We have no shortage of quality visitor attractions, enough to create a busy itinerary for any visitor. 

“All of our entrants are to be congratulated on the quality of their work. When it comes to creativity, we’re certainly ahead of the rest!”

The murals of Northern Ireland’s most beautiful views and scenic landscapes and can be be viewed by passengers as they pass through the international and domestic arrivals areas at Belfast International Airport. 

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