Community Arts Partnership conducted a consultation with users of Drumglass Park and residents in the surrounding area. The end result of that consultation process is a refurbishment of the park which includes the sculptures which can be seen in the pictures below.
Artist Eleanor Wheeler was commissioned by Belfast City Council for the new artwork joining local schools, Fane Street Primary and Victoria College, and community groups in the design process which led to the creation of 3 pine cone sculptures located across the park.
As part of the £400,000 project, funded by Belfast City Council, the playground was refurbished; pathways in the park upgraded as well as a construction of a new drainage system; reseeding was carried out and the installation of new park furniture, lighting and the inclusion of the new artwork at the park.
Alderman Tommy Sandford, Chair of the council’s People and Communities Committee, said:
I’m delighted to join with the local community and schools to officially unveil the wonderful refurbishment work that has been undertaken at Drumglass Park, which is a focal point for the community here in south Belfast. Drumglass has been transformed to be enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. The stunning, eye-catching pine cone sculptures, in particular, will draw in many more new visitors to the park now.