Belfast metropolis council is looking for an artist to design statues of Mary Ann McCracken and Winifred Carney.
The appointed artist will probably be required to design and produce everlasting, life-size or bigger figurative sculptures which will probably be put in within the grounds of Belfast metropolis corridor.
An abolitionist, social reformer and activist, McCracken fought for the rights of girls and championed Belfast’s poor whereas Carney was a suffragist, commerce unionist and Irish independence activist.
Belfast Mayor Christina Black stated: “Mary Ann McCracken and Winifred Carney are key figures in Belfast’s historical past, so it’s becoming that they are going to be completely remembered by means of statues alongside different notable figures from town’s previous within the entrance garden areas of metropolis corridor.
“The choice to fee these statues is a part of a course of which started in 2012 to assist mirror the historical past, heritage and variety of town and its individuals,” she stated.
“The procurement of the artist is a two-stage course of, with preliminary expressions of curiosity due by 11 November 2022.
“The ultimate designs and places of each statues would require planning permission earlier than they’re put in. It’s anticipated that they are going to be in place by 2024”.
Artists taken with discovering out extra can go to www.belfastcity.gov.uk/cityhallstatues
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