Where are they? What do these represent? Why are they where they are? Who produced them? Who commissioned them? What do people think of them?
There has been an upsurge in the appearance of new Public Art across Northern Ireland but not always a clear understanding of what the projects represent or the background to them. A U3A shared Learning Project on Public Art is under way. The NI Arts Council has confirmed that this does not overlap with anything else going on and are keen to help, as is the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.
The Arts Council has agreed to provide us with a file of commercial photographs, copies of the, admittedly out of date, workbook (see Workbook ) . Participants will identify interesting public art in their area and build up a catalogue or brochure. Each Council should hold information, so it would be good to have U3A participants from each Council area.
If you are interested please contact Sheila 075 70 103 100 or email@example.com.
The first of our efforts can be seen at:
Belfast : First pages for this ares, produced by Arlette Bataille and Sheila Magee
Causeway Coast & Glens : First pages for this area, produced by Loretto Blackwood
Newry, Mourne & Down : First pages for this area, produced by Sheila Magee
In addition you may find the following links to be interesting.
Limavady Sculpture Trail This is an example of what we aim to do for all areas in NI. The object is to have a list for each of the new council areas
David Annands work
Chris Wilson’s work