Ballysally Sculpture

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Ballysally Sculpture, Bronze Figures on stone plinth, with Community input in the form of a circle of Ceramic Tiles created by children and parents from Ballysally Primary School, and also in the content of a Time-Capsule buried on site, The Artwork was created in collaboration with Annette Hennessy. The Project was curated/run by Creating Common Ground via Groundworks N.I. with input from the Housing Executive NI, and funded through The Big Lottery Programme.The artist created a Public Sculpture for a Green-space in the Housing Estate of Ballysally in Coleraine. Initial research and consultation processes were conducted by Brian Connolly after which an artistic strategy was proposed and an artwork designed. Brian Connolly carried out community research over the period of one year through documentation of community events and the estate context, as well as the gathering of printed material and other items. This data was recoded on an IPOD and sealed into a Time-Capsule, which was buried beside the sculpture. Annette Hennessy created two Bronze Figures which were placed on a stone plinth deisgned by Brian Connolly, A circle of Ceramic Tiles were placed around the sculpture and these were created by School Children from Ballysally Primary School.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationColeraine
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2006

Bibliographical note

Outputmediatype: ceramic tiles


  • public art
  • northern ireland
  • Annette Hennessy
  • sculpture
  • bronze
  • stone
  • contextual art
  • community consultation
  • Ground Work Northern Ireland
  • Ballysally
  • history
  • historical context


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