Daily Archives: August 5, 2012

An Droichead

An Droichead  ~ Galvanised Steel & Coloured Fused Glass
: Patricia Lavery

This work sits atop a railway bridge at An Droichead Cultural Centre, Lower Ormeau Road in Belfast. The 2.5 metre steel sculpture is made up of two reinforced galvanised steel arcs intercepting at a central point, cradling a piece of circular coloured fused glass.

The artists worked closely with a variety of community groups in the area, including Irish language, Chinese, African and Caribbean groups, as well as residents from both the lower Ormeau and Donegall Pass, to create a multi-cultural art piece which would capture the ethos of the area.

Patricia Lavery has carried out art projects in numerous communities throughout Northern Ireland. She produces innovative public sculptures involving and co-ordinating a variety of community groups.

In 2002 she established the company Compass Glass North in partnership with Tracey McVerry specialising in kiln formed glass which produced this sculpture.