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Monday, 11 May 2009

Channel 4's Big Art in Belfast


Waterworks, Belfast (image source)

Channel 4's Big Art project aims to get the public involved in commissioning, creation and decision-making in public art. The series started on Sunday last (May 10th), and continues on the next three Sundays through May.

One of the sites chosen for a major new artwork was the Waterworks park in North Belfast. The site was nominated by Katrina Newell of New Lodge Arts, who has been working on the project with local community worker Claire Kelly.

"North Belfast has seen the worst effects of sectarian attacks and violence. You can either sit back and let that happen or you can try to take a step towards getting children to work together." – Katrina Newell

Channel 4: Big Art Project
Channel 4: Big Art Project - Latest news for the North Belfast site
Belfast Telegraph: Waterworks art gets C4 showing

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