Daily Archives: January 22, 2012

The Speaker

The Speaker ~ Bronze
Artist ~ Gareth Knowles

This life-size bronze sculpture was inspired by the historic tradition of public speaking at Custom House Square where crowds would gather to listen to the orators of the day.

The ground in front of the sculpture has bronze footprints to suggest the crowds that would gather to hear the outpouring of the speaker.

Gareth Knowles was born in Belfast and has been sculpting for the last 20 years. Another commission by the Grand Opera House, Belfast, was to create a bust of Frank Matcham, the venue’s architect.  I could tell you more but he puts his story so well on his website, I would hate to spoil it, so please follow the link.