A new ‘Titanic’ mural, which celebrates Belfast’s heritage, will be unveiled at Titanic Belfast tomorrow to mark the anniversary (31st May 1911) when the famous ship was launched, drawing a massive crowd of over 100,000 people from all over the world to the banks of the Lagan.
The mural which has been a collaboration between leading local artists Terry Bradley and Friz, aims to attract crowds by shinning a spotlight on the city’s history, as well as its contemporary art movement.
The recreation of Terry Bradley’s ‘Docker’s Rest’ is located at Hickson’s Point, Titanic Belfast’s newest shipyard themed hospitality space, which serves up traditional music, food and drink for locals and visitors alike. The mural is appropriately placed as it depicts men from the Sailortown and the docks and showcases Belfast’s maritime heritage as well as traditions of murals and hospitality in the city.
Terry Bradley, commented, “This has been a great project to be involved in with Friz. I have painted the working men of Belfast for a long time now, portraying their strength and character. I grew up in Belfast and was very aware of the wall murals around where I lived, to be able to tie in with that background but with a positive rather than political message has been very important to me as an artist. The reproduction of the piece by Friz looks amazing and we’re both very pleased with it. The appropriateness of the artwork at Titanic Belfast lies in the background of the whole area. My art celebrates Belfast, its people and its achievements. Titanic Belfast is synonymous with contemporary Belfast, therefore there couldn’t be a better place for this piece”
Friz said, “Belfast has a strong ship building heritage, an industry that created many jobs for the people of the city. Terry Bradley’s piece ‘Docker’s Rest’ depicts some of the characters that could have populated this world. It was a pleasure to recreate it in such a fitting and iconic location.”
Laura Cowan, Head of Product Development at Titanic Belfast, added “Titanic Belfast not only explores the sights, sounds and stories of Titanic, but also celebrates the City and people that made her – therefore we are proud to be home of the joint collaboration by Terry Bradley and Friz. Like us, the mural combines the past with the present and showcases the spirit of the Shipyard is still alive in Belfast today. We have no doubt that is will be a favourite focal point for visitors to both Hickson’s Point and Titanic Belfast.”
The visitor attraction continues to go from strength to strength, having welcomed over 5 million visitors from over 145 different countries and hosted over 2,500 business and leisure events. The mural is the latest piece of public animation after the Glass of Thrones installations. For more information visit titanicbelfast.com
Our new limited edition 'Safe Place' bag all signed and numbered individually by the Terry Bradley are now available online our from our Bradley Gallery in Bangor.
Gold and Silver gift boxes containing a set of limited edition prints from an edition of 99 are now available to order online.
The prints are roughly A4 in size and come packed in a presentation box, the lid of each one of which has been hand drawn by Terry Bradley.
The prints are individually signed and numbered by the artist and are marked by a wax seal of authenticity.
The silver box is priced st £295 plus p&p and the gold box at £395 plus p&p
Prints are also available framed from the Bradley Gallery in Bangor. Call 02891473508 to arrange framing.
In the run up to our anniversary weekend (Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th November) we've been super busy making plans for the launch of new artwork and creating a space for our acclaimed tattoo artists who will be flash tattooing official Terry Bradley-designed tattoos.
The event will run over the Saturday and Sunday and we'll also be hosting a VIP evening on the Saturday evening from 6pm - 8pm in which the lucky winner of our Flash Tattoo competition will be given the VIP treatment in receiving a flash tattoo from a choice of designs.
The Gallery is buzzing and stocked with prints, canvases and gift boxes with Terry Bradley merchandise available to buy in store as well.
We're launching the latest Terry Bradley painting 'Rose' at the event and taking pre-orders now, so be quick to secure your canvas or print.
For those of you that missed out on a Terry Bradley flash tattoo slot, we've some exciting news to share with you soon...stay tuned for more updates!
Flash Tattoo Event - Tattoo Artist Biographies
On Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November the Terry Bradley Gallery will be buzzing with the sound of tattoo artists creating unique Bradley designs on a select number of lucky participants. This event has been organised to mark one year since the opening of the gallery on High St. Bangor. The tattoo artists have been selected for their amazing creativity and experience of recreating Terry Bradley designs into tattoos. Over the course of the two days Kerri O’Sullivan (Tatt House, Belfast), Brian Tipping (Eye Candy, Bangor) and Joe Mullan (Joker Tattoo Studio, Belfast) will set up a temporary studio in the gallery where people are invited to watch.
Terry, who is well known for his own body art commented, “Many people who I’ve met in the gallery tell me that my work has inspired their own tattoos and I’m always honoured when someone asks me if they can use my work in this way. So I thought it would a great way to combine our one year celebration with a flash tattoo event. I have designed six images that can be re-created by one of these brilliant tattoo artists over the weekend. These images will be unique to this event and I hope that people will enjoy the spectacle of watching the artists at work”
Each of the tattoo artists have a unique style and each will display their own creativity at this flash tattoo event. We met up with the artists recently to find out a little bit more about them and their work…
Tattoo Artist: Kerri O’Sullivan
Tattoo Studio: Tatt House, Belfast
Kerri began her career with drawing pencil portraits about 4 years ago and since then she has went on to develop her tattoo career with her wonderful colleagues at Tatt House Belfast. Kerri mainly focuses on black and grey realism, including portraits of well-known actors, celebrities and of course Terry Bradley art! Kerri has worked on Terry and she is making quite an impression on the tattoo community
Tattoo Artist: Brian Tipping
Tattoo Studio: Eye Candy, Bangor
I’ve been tattooing for ten years now and I set up Eye Candy Tattoo Studio 7 years ago and haven’t looked back since. I work alongside Rana Parkinson and Scott Lowery who are as both passionate about what they do as I am. I enjoy all styles of tattoos and buy into the saying “variety is the spice of life”. I’ve worked 9 tattoo conventions since 2013 and managed to bring 7 tattoo awards back to Bangor. I love what I do for a living and feel very lucky to get to do this as a “job”.
Tattoo Artist: Joe Mullan
Tattoo Studio: Joker Tattoo Studio, Belfast
Multi award winning tattoo artist Joe Mullan of Joker Tattoo Studio Belfast, has quite a reputation within the tattooing community. Joe has been creating tattoos for many years and he works alongside a number of highly acclaimed tattoo artists in his recently refurbished his Royal Avenue based studio. We are delighted to have him here for our flash tattoo event as we know he will bring an extra dynamic to the event.
Terry Bradley Tattoo Designs
The flash tattoo designs have been created in collaboration with Terry Bradley, Joe Mullan, Brian Tipping and Kerri O’Sullivan for this unique flash tattoo event. Each design is exclusive to the Terry Bradley Gallery and comes with an authentication to prove that is has been created here.
We're excited to offer one lucky person the opportunity to get a FREE limited edition tattoo at our exclusive VIP evening after party at the Bradley Gallery on Saturday 3rd November 2018. To enter all you have to do is sign up using the link below and complete the form. A winner will be picked at random before the event and announced on our website and social channels.
A Terry Bradley Art gift voucher is a great way of allowing a Terry Bradley fan to select their own work of art. We offer vouchers from £50 and these can be used to purchase prints and canvases, merchandise or original works.
We often have requests from couples who want to buy a Terry Bradley piece for a special occasion such as wedding, birthday, birth of a child or a special anniversary so, a gift voucher is a great way for family and friends to contribute towards their dream.
A Terry Bradley gift voucher makes a great Christmas present and with new works arriving in the gallery and online, the lucky recipient will have lots of choose from.
If you would like to purchase a gift voucher please call into the gallery or buy online here. Once purchased the recipient has one year to spend their voucher.
We were delighted to see Grace from Air Ambulance Northern Ireland in the gallery this morning collecting a limited edition print of “Hope” donated by Terry for this very worthy cause.
They attend some of the most traumatic medical incidents across the province and are dedicated to delivering the very best possible pre- hospital care, both at the scene and whilst transferring the patient to the most appropriate hospital for their specific injuries.
Terry Bradley Art Ltd. Is committed to supporting charities that have a personal connection to both Terry Bradly the artist and to the wider Terry Bradley community. For many years Terry Bradley Art Ltd. Has supported charities by making donations and by creating works inspired by causes close to Terry Bradley. “Forget Me Not” was created by Terry Bradley in 2017 and was launched in association with the Alzheimer’s Society for Dementia Awareness Week.
Terry Bradley celebrates first anniversary of Bangor based gallery with an exclusive tattoo experience.
Anyone familiar with Terry Bradley’s work will know how much tattoos and body art feature in his work so what better way to mark the first year of the spacious Terry Bradley gallery than a tattoo experience with a difference.
On Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November 2018 the Terry Bradley gallery on High Street, Bangor will host a number of highly acclaimed tattoo artists who will recreated a selection of one-off Terry Bradley images in this unique setting. Guests will be invited to watch the artist at work and customers can pre-book a session with a tattoo artist.