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Artwork aims to reflect city’s Irish heritage

Belfast City Council is commissioning a major new artwork, designed to reflect the city’s Irish history and heritage of many of the citizens.

The council is inviting artists to submit expressions of interest in the commission. The completed artwork will be displayed in Belfast City Hall, which reopened last October after an £11 million refurbishment programme,” said a council spokesperson.

“The budget for this commission is £20,000, which is inclusive of all fees and expenses, VAT, insurance, travel costs and cost of fabrication and installation While the theme of the new artwork is ‘Irish history and heritage’, the council stresses that it is open to interpretation and not prescriptive.”

The closing date for expressions of interest is February 5, 2010, and it is anticipated that the final art piece will be installed by the end of June.

For further information, visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/culture/cityhallartwork , call 9027 0465, or email deighana@belfastcity.gov.uk.

Belfast Telegraph