Shaws Bridge Car ParkCommissioner:
This practical, informal artwork highlights the entrance / exit to the Lagan Valley Regional Park. Animal, human and vehicle tracks are routered into the fabric of a set of robust gates which act as the interface between city and country. A line of text cut into the gate emphasises the themes.
Vivien Burnside lives and works in Northern Ireland. She has an MA from the University of Ulster and is an Associate Lecturer at the Belfast Institute. She also works as an arts coordinator in the healthcare sector.
Much of her work is ephemeral: large scale drawings, billboard images and temporary sculptural work. Permanent works include Dividers at Clarendon Dock. Text and themes of communication and change are consistent themes in the artist's work.