Belfast Art Roundabout

Belfast City Council received almost 400 enquiries before drawing up a short-list of just seven artists for their £400,000 commission for the city's latest landmark. The artwork will be placed at the heart of one of Northern Ireland`s busiest arterial routes. The shortlisted artists come from New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta in the US and nearer home from Nottingham, Dunfermline and Cheshire. The council said artists will be required to demonstrate their ability and willingness to engage with communities in developing the final piece and proposals will be judged on their quality, innovation and creativity, suitability for the site and potential to become a landmark. For the full story - click the title Irish Art