Belfast Telegraph

Iconic artwork unveiled

By Brénna Walsh

A new iconic artwork has been revealed in the Inverary area of east Belfast as part of the ‘Re-imaging Communities’ programme.

The 20ft tall artwork represents east Belfast’s ship building heritage and was created by artist David Dudgeon, with the help of young people from the area, who took part in design workshops.

Speaking after the unveiling, David Dudgeon said: “Being involved in this project has been really enjoyable.

“The enthusiasm demonstrated by each group taking part was truly the defining ingredient in shaping this artwork and, I hope, will have created a real sense of pride and ownership of the artwork and garden, as well as fond memories of the process.

“The improvement afforded by the landscaping alongside the artwork has made this space an area to be proud of.”

The Inverary project is the tenth of 11 re-imaging schemes to be completed across the city.

Other projects have featured ceramic mosaics, as can be seen on one of the city’s first peace walls at Bryson Street. The last one, at Tate’s Avenue, will be completed in the coming weeks.

The initiative is being funded through the Arts Council’s ‘Re-imaging Communities’ programme, on behalf of the Shared Communities Consortium.

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