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List of public art in Belfast

This is a list of public art on permanent public display in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The list applies only to works of public art accessible in a public space; it does not include artwork on display inside museums. Public art may include sculptures, statues, monuments, memorials, murals and mosaics.

Public art in city centreEdit

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
  Albert Memorial Clock, Belfast Queen's Square 1870 W. J. Barre [1]
  Thanksgiving Square Beacon Thanksgiving Square (Belfast) 2007 Andy Scott [2]
  Thompson memorial fountain Bedford Street/ Ormeau Avenue 1885 Young and McKenzie Architects [3]
  Lord Kelvin Botanic Gardens (Belfast) 1913 Albert Bruce-Joy [4] [5]
  The Big Fish Donegall Quay 1999 John Kindness [6]
  "No Pasaran", Spanish Civil War memorial Writers Square, Donegall Street 2007 Anto Brennan [7]
  Monument to the Unknown Woman Worker Great Victoria Street 1992 Louise Walsh
  Spirit of Belfast Arthur Square 2009 Dan George [8]
  Sheep on the Road Waterfront Hall, Lanyon Place 1990 Deborah Brown Originally at Riddell Hall. Relocated to Waterfront Hall in 1999
  The Speaker Customs House Square Gareth Knowles
  Ella Pirrie Belfast City Hospital 2007 Ross Wilson [9]
  The Searcher C. S. Lewis Square 2016 Ross Wilson [10]

Belfast City HallEdit

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
  The Cenotaph, Belfast Belfast City Hall 1929 Sir Alfred Brumwell Thomas [11]
  Queen Victoria Belfast City Hall 1903 Sir Thomas Brock [12]
  Titanic Memorial (Belfast) Belfast City Hall 1920 Sir Thomas Brock [13]
  Edward James Harland Belfast City Hall 1903 Sir Thomas Brock [14]
  Frederick Temple, Lord Dufferin Belfast City Hall 1906 Frederick W. Pomeroy [15]
  James Horner Haslett Belfast City Hall 1909 Frederick Pomeroy [16]
  Sir Daniel Dixon Belfast City Hall 1910 W. Hamo Thornycroft [17]
  William James Pirrie Belfast City Hall 1924 Bertram Pergram Originally erected in Belfast City Cemetery. Refurbished and re-erected on grounds of Belfast City Hall in 2006.[18]
  Robert James McMordie Belfast City Hall 1919 Frederick W. Pomeroy [19]
  Boer War memorial Belfast City Hall 1905 Sydney March [20]
  James Magennis Belfast City Hall 1999 Elizabeth McLaughlin [21]
  Korean War memorial Belfast City Hall 1951 Originally erected in Korea on site of battlefield at Chaegunghyon. Brought to Northern Ireland and re-erected in St. Patrick's Barracks in Ballymena in 1962. Re-erected and dedicated at Belfast City Hall in 2010 [22]
  USAEF memorial Belfast City Hall 1943 T. F. O. Rippingham Originally sited at gateway to City Hall. Moved to present location in 1995 and rededicated by President Bill Clinton [23]

Queen's University BelfastEdit

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
  War memorial Queen's University Belfast 1924 Sir Thomas Brock [24]
  Sir William Whitla Queen's University Belfast 1942 Gilbert Bayes [25]
  Reclining Figure Queen's University Belfast 1958 Frederick Edward McWilliam [26]
  Eco McClay Library, Queen's University Belfast 2008 Marc Didou [27]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Albert Memorial Clock, Belfast". Archiseek, Buildings of Ireland. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Thanksgiving Square Beacon". www.andyscottsculptor.com. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Thomas Thompson Memorial Fountain, Belfast". Archiseek, Buildings of Ireland. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  4. ^ "your place and Mine – Greater Belfast. Inventors – Lord Kelvin". BBC Northern Ireland. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Joy, Albert, Bruce". Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 – 1940. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Big Fish". Visit Belfast. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  7. ^ "The XV International Brigade "No Pasaran"". Excellent Street Images. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Spirit of Belfast". www.dangeorge.nyc. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Ella Pirrie Statue, Belfast City Hospital". Geograph.ie. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  10. ^ "CS Lewis' life celebrated in new Belfast space". BBC Northern Ireland. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Belfast Cenotaph". Imperial War Museum. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Queen Victoria,Belfast". Victorianweb.org. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Belfast Men Memorial". Titanic Memorials. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Sir Edward Harland". Victorianweb.org. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Lord Dufferin Memorial, City Hall, Belfast". Victorianweb.org. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Memorials and Statues". Belfast City Council. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Memorials and Statues". Belfast City Council. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Lord Pirrie Memorial Plinth, Belfast". Titanic Memorials. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Memorials and Statues". Belfast City Council. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  20. ^ "R.I. Regiment Boer War Memorial". Irish War Memorials. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  21. ^ "Bravery wins through 54 years on, Belfast statue for Catholic awarded VC". Guardian Newspaper. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  22. ^ "Korean War Monument dedicated at Belfast City Hall". BBC Northern Ireland. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  23. ^ "Memorials and Statues". Belfast City Council. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  24. ^ "Queen's University Belfast". Ulster War Memorials. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  25. ^ "Sir William Whitla (1851–1933)". The Dictionary of Ulster Biography. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  26. ^ "Reclining Figure (1958)". The Naughton Gallery at Queens. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  27. ^ "Eco at Queen's University". Excellent Street Images. Retrieved 5 April 2019.