Client: UK Heritage Lottery Fund and Lough Neagh Partnership
Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Completion date: 2021
Artwork budget: $2,500
Funder and Commissioner
UK Heritage Lottery Fund
Heritage Lottery UK
Lough Neagh Partnership
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.
Materials: Paper, wire
Temporary environmental work
Dimensions: 20ft x 5ft
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.
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.
The project was awarded a 2021 Social Art Award from The Institute for Art & Innovation in Berlin