Art for Arterial RoutesOur Art for Arterial Routes project has improved many areas of Belfast with public art, helping to regenerate the city.
We have an artist-in-residence who worked with community groups and artists to develop public art which local people can enjoy.
Our Art for Arterial Routes Guide covers some of the diverse, inspirational and challenging projects that artists and neighbourhood communities have helped to create throughout Belfast.
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Examples of artworkHere are some of the pieces and their locations which you will notice if you are driving or walking by various parts of Belfast:
Strand Walk FenceThe artist worked with two community groups to brighten up a damaged security fence. They used imagery based on the industrial heritage of east Belfast.
Blythefield Bridge Mosaics (photographed above)P7 children worked with an artist to create a collage based on buildings in the area, such as the Monarch Laundry and Belfast City Hospital.
Portview Trade Centre sculpture on Newtownards RoadThe sculpture is reminiscent of a ship's hull which is a tribute to the shipbuilding industry of the city.
York Road Windows ProjectPrimary school children created photographs and paintings which were produced on aluminium panels. These are now located on the arches in the old railway building and the brickwork has been restored.
Westlink Bridge projectPrimary school children made collages on the theme of transport which the artist photographed and transposed onto aluminium panels.
Shankill Leisure CentreA youth group produced images and words on the theme of sport. These were produced as a collage on aluminium panels which are outside the leisure centre
Belfast Regeneration Office site on Donegall RoadPrimary school children worked with an artist and produced self-portraits on the theme of identity, aspiration and dreams. These were printed on a series of aluminium panels which are on the railings.
What's next?As part of our ongoing Renewing the Routes and Brighter Belfast Initiatives, we have appointed artists to create new permanent public artworks for five key locations across Belfast.
These landmarks will celebrate the cultural identity, diversity and rich heritage of the different neighbourhoods in Belfast.
The overall theme is 'Belfast and beyond'. It's a celebration of the industries and social and cultural activities that the people of Belfast have been associated with and how these activities have influenced the rest of the world.
- Find out more about the new public artwork
Contact usTourism, Culture and Arts Unit
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4-10 Linenhall Street
Tel : 028 9050 0512.