August 29, 2017

Open Call | Belshaw’s Quarry Sculpture Park, Co. Antrim

Deadline for proposals: 1 October 2017

Whitemountain & District Community Association (WDCA) has launched the 2nd phase of a unique geologically themed sculpture park project. Phase Two of the project comprises the creation and installation of four human sized (approximately) sculptures to be installed at Belshaw’s Quarry National Nature Reserve located on Benson’s Rd, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, BT28 3UU.

This builds on phase one of the project (funded through the Alpha Resource Management Landfill tax credit scheme managed by Groundwork NI) to create an educational sculpture park that connects art and geology. The result is a unique educational tourist attraction in Ireland and research suggests could make this project unique in Europe.

The former Limestone Quarry site is owned by Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA). The site is approximately 3 hectares in area and is open 24/7 to the public. Due to a number of geologically significant features on the site, which spans over 250 million years of Earth’s history, the site is classed as an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI).

The sculpture fee will work out at approximately £10,000 per sculpture, paid over a number of phases (design, procure, build, install with retention period likely to be applicable). Sculptors will be determined through a competitive tender process. Contract awards are anticipated by mid October 2017 with the intent of all four pieces being installed during the last week of March 2018.

To obtain a full briefing pack, please reply through the Contact Us tab on in the first instance as soon as possible and include some brief details of your past work in open public spaces.

Open Call | Belshaw’s Quarry Sculpture Park, Co. Antrim