Blue Eyed Grass on the Boglands of Ireland - CODAworx

Blue Eyed Grass on the Boglands of Ireland

Submitted by Rosalind Lowry

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Client: UK Heritage Lottery Fund and Lough Neagh Partnership

Location: Belfast, United Kingdom

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $2,500

Project Team

Artist

Rosalind Lowry

Artist

Funder and Commissioner

UK Heritage Lottery Fund

Heritage Lottery UK

Commissioner

Lough Neagh Partnership

Environmental

Overview

Experiential environmental land art installation, awareness raising on issues affecting the Boglands of Ireland. Based on the endangered plant species of the bogs. This work is part of a 16 piece sculpture trail the artist created on the boglands for the UK Heritage Lottery to raise awareness of the plight of the boglands and to engage with local community and education sectors in the area.

Title: Blue Eyed Grass on the Boglands of Ireland.

Year: 2021

Materials: Paper, wire

Temporary environmental work

Dimensions: 20ft x 5ft

Goals

The work was commissioned to raise awareness of the site and to engage with commercial peat extraction companies, education sector and community sectors in the area to help protect and preserve the bogland area.

Process

I worked on a community arts programme in the area to engage with different stakeholders such as farmers and commercial peat extraction companies. The project was delivered over a 2 year timeline, with arts workshops, consultation projects and design exhibitions prior to installing the 15 sculptures onto the site.

Additional Information

The project was awarded a 2021 Social Art Award from The Institute for Art & Innovation in Berlin