New Public Sculpture Celebrates ‘Origin’ of Belfast
As the Northern Ireland Arts Council reports, a major new piece of public art will be unveiled in Belfast tomorrow, Friday,16 September, to coincide with Culture Night 2016. ‘Origin’ will become the highest positioned sculpture in Belfast, overlooking the city from Squire’s Hill in Cavehill Country Park.
The unveiling of the 11-metre high sculpture marks the culmination of Creative Belfast, a partnership initiative between Belfast City Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, which invested £900,000 in seven large scale projects showcasing the city’s cultural heritage.
Conceived by Solas Creative artist team Patricia Crossey, Tracey McVerry, Gerard Loughran and Niall Loughran with input from local communities, ‘Origin’ formed a key part of the Farset Project. This cross-community partnership between Cultúrlann and the Spectrum Centre celebrated the river that gave rise to the city of Belfast.
Carey Glass was proud to be involved in the project, supplying carefully processed panels of Narima glass, which appears as different colours throughout the day, from transparent to gold to blue.
The Irish News reports that Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast Mary Ellen Campbell sayid she hopes the sculpture will attract more visitors to the north Belfast area.
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