Newry based business Nan Rice’s which is known for being a popular destination for young and old in Newry has created new mural dedicated to a popular Newry man.
The mural which is located in the tunnel area of the bar and outdoor lounge area depicts an image of a very well known Newry legend….Martin Hughes.
Marty can be seen cycling the streets of Newry day and night and has become somewhat a folk hero especially amongst young people.
Speaking to Clanrye News and Sport Nan Rice’s added:
“Conor McGinley graffiti name MWAK has been working away at another piece of graffiti in local Bar Nan Rice’s. This time the wall features local icon Marty “Bogroll” Hughes… in a mural entitled ‘Up the Town’
“We are very proud to be a thriving business in Newry’ says Ros McArdle owner of Nan Rice’s. ‘We wanted to introduce art to the bar which celebrated the Town and Marty always comes up as an icon of the town’ Conor had already made sti keys and posters featuring Marty so when he became involved in our graffiti project we automatically thought of making him a feature piece.”
“I’ve been doing graffiti and street art for about 20 years and professional for about 10 years.” Stated Conor McGinley the artist responsible for the wonderful new artwork.
“I teach art to kids, I sell paintings and do murals in commercial and residential premises, many of my walls can be seen in Belfast and Newry as well as across Ireland. I also do graffiti workshops for childern and adults… it’s been a real treat to work with the guys in Nan Rice’s and I’m really proud this new piece is capturing people’s hearts and imagination.”
You can find out more about Conor through his Instagram page – Pigment.Space
Make sure you call into Nan Rices Newry and get your photo taken at the Marty Mural