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Belfast Bullitt hotel's rooftop space mural is out of this world

By Gary Fennelly

Published 25/10/2016

A new mural by commercial street artist Visual Waste has appeared on the roof of Belfast's new Bullitt hotel.

Titled 'The Intrepid Traveller' the work features a 50ft mural of a man floating in space. The artist behind it claims it is the largest rooftop mural in Ireland.

Belfast Bullitt rooftop mural, The Intrepid Traveller by commercial street artist Visual Waste, is largest in Ireland. Photo: Visual Waste
Belfast Bullitt rooftop mural, The Intrepid Traveller by commercial street artist Visual Waste, is largest in Ireland. Photo: Visual Waste

Visual Waste told Belfast Telegraph: "The piece is titled 'The Intrepid Traveller' and was developed on the notion of travel and exploration, I wanted to capture that sense of unexplored places and meaningful journeys.

"I always look out the window upon arrival when staying at a hotel to see the views of the city I'm in and areas to explore.

"At the Bullitt when you do this you are faced with a 50ft mural of a man floating in space with his trusty camera drifting beside him.

"It catches you by surprise as its unexpectedly painted on a flat roof of the reception area so it's only viewable from the rooms above. It is also the largest roof mural in both the north and south of Ireland and measures 30ft wide X 50ft long."

The £7m Bullitt Hotel on Church Lane features three bars, including the ski-themed Baltic bar, 43 bedrooms, an espresso bar, a 58-seater restaurant known as Taylor and Clay and a private events space.

The piece was commissioned by hotel owner Bill Wolsey. More of Visual Waste's work can be viewed on their website or you can follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

Belfast Bullitt rooftop mural, The Intrepid Traveller by commercial street artist Visual Waste, is largest in Ireland. Photo: Visual Waste
Belfast Bullitt rooftop mural, The Intrepid Traveller by commercial street artist Visual Waste, is largest in Ireland. Photo: Visual Waste
Belfast Bullitt rooftop mural, The Intrepid Traveller by commercial street artist Visual Waste, is largest in Ireland. Photo: Visual Waste
Belfast Bullitt rooftop mural, The Intrepid Traveller by commercial street artist Visual Waste, is largest in Ireland. Photo: Visual Waste
Belfast Bullitt rooftop mural, The Intrepid Traveller by commercial street artist Visual Waste, is largest in Ireland. Photo: Visual Waste
Belfast Bullitt rooftop mural, The Intrepid Traveller by commercial street artist Visual Waste, is largest in Ireland. Photo: Visual Waste
Bullitt Belfast will feature 43 stylish bedrooms, three bars (including Baltic, NI’s first ski-themed bar), a courtyard garden, 58-seater restaurant ‘Taylor and Clay’, an Espresso bar and a versatile private events space. Picture by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye.
Bullitt Belfast will feature 43 stylish bedrooms, three bars (including Baltic, NI’s first ski-themed bar), a courtyard garden, 58-seater restaurant ‘Taylor and Clay’, an Espresso bar and a versatile private events space. Picture by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye.
Bullitt Belfast will feature 43 stylish bedrooms, three bars (including Baltic, NI’s first ski-themed bar), a courtyard garden, 58-seater restaurant ‘Taylor and Clay’, an Espresso bar and a versatile private events space. Picture by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye.
Bullitt Belfast will feature 43 stylish bedrooms, three bars (including Baltic, NIs first ski-themed bar), a courtyard garden, 58-seater restaurant Taylor and Clay, an Espresso bar and a versatile private events space. Picture by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye.
Bullitt Belfast will feature 43 stylish bedrooms, three bars (including Baltic, NI’s first ski-themed bar), a courtyard garden, 58-seater restaurant ‘Taylor and Clay’, an Espresso bar and a versatile private events space. Picture by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye.
Bullitt Belfast will feature 43 stylish bedrooms, three bars (including Baltic, NIs first ski-themed bar), a courtyard garden, 58-seater restaurant Taylor and Clay, an Espresso bar and a versatile private events space. Picture by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye.
Bullitt Belfast will feature 43 stylish bedrooms, three bars (including Baltic, NI’s first ski-themed bar), a courtyard garden, 58-seater restaurant ‘Taylor and Clay’, an Espresso bar and a versatile private events space. Picture by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye.
Bullitt Belfast will feature 43 stylish bedrooms, three bars (including Baltic, NI’s first ski-themed bar), a courtyard garden, 58-seater restaurant ‘Taylor and Clay’, an Espresso bar and a versatile private events space. Picture by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye.
Bullitt Belfast will feature 43 stylish bedrooms, three bars (including Baltic, NI’s first ski-themed bar), a courtyard garden, 58-seater restaurant ‘Taylor and Clay’, an Espresso bar and a versatile private events space. Picture by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye.
Bullitt Belfast will feature 43 stylish bedrooms, three bars (including Baltic, NI’s first ski-themed bar), a courtyard garden, 58-seater restaurant ‘Taylor and Clay’, an Espresso bar and a versatile private events space. Picture by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye.
Bullitt Belfast will feature 43 stylish bedrooms, three bars (including Baltic, NIs first ski-themed bar), a courtyard garden, 58-seater restaurant Taylor and Clay, an Espresso bar and a versatile private events space. Picture by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye.

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