Antrim Lough Shore Park Public Art Consultation

Closes 10 May 2019

Opened 18 Mar 2019

Overview

  • Antrim Lough Shore Park is about to be transformed with the development of The Gateway, featuring a restaurant with an external terrace offering unparalleled views across Lough Neagh, along with an interpretative Exhibition Space and an Activity provider
  • A nautical themed play area opened in summer 2018 and is accessible to children of all abilities
  • A public art sculpture will also be created which is being funded by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) through the Lough Neagh Landscape Partnership Scheme with funding of £60,000.

 

 What is Public Art?

  • Public art refers to works of art in any media created for public spaces
  • Public art should always be site specific (a theme linked to the space)
  • Public art aims to enhance the regeneration of spaces by making them unique
  • Public Art should enhance the space and reflect the project aims

 

Design Criteria

  • The proposed public art will be a unique sculpture for navigational and biodiversity purposes and should promote the folklore of Lough Neagh. It will be for the artist to interpret an appropriate medium in line with these themes. Please see links below to the folklore of Lough Neagh and it can be found on pages 4-5 of Visitor Guide (online pages 8-9):
    https://issuu.com/anborough/docs/pr_-_visitor_guide_2019_-_full_issu
    https://www.discoverloughneagh.com/folklore-legend/
  • It is important to ensure the heritage value of the surrounding Lough Neagh shoreline is protected and enhanced. The project will focus on people’s access, enjoyment and understanding of the landscape and will therefore increase people’s understanding of the industrial and natural heritage of Lough Neagh and to encourage them to connect to the water shoreline.

 

Why We Are Consulting

Consultation

Community views are sought on:

  • Type of sculpture
  • How the sculpture relates to the folklore of Lough Neagh
  • Type of Materials

 

Give Us Your Views