Public art Commission 2023 – York Street Station – closing 10 Mar


GRAHAM is undertaking a major redevelopment of Yorkgate Station in the heart of North Belfast. Construction has started on the new station and following completion, the station will be renamed York Street Station to be reflect the location.  Golden Thread Gallery is working with GRAHAM and Arts & Business NI to commission a landmark new public artwork to be installed at the station as part of the redevelopment, a focal point for users and visitors.

The new station will encapsulate the idea that in order to move forward, we must acknowledge and understand our past. A major objective of this scheme is to regenerate the area and benefit the local community. The creation of new public artwork, made after consultation and input from local community groups, will assist in this aim. Golden Thread Gallery will manage the commissioning and creation process, in partnership with GRAHAM and Arts & Business NI.

This public art commissioning project will be up to a two-stage process, with an open competition for artist/artist teams and designers with suitable qualifications and experience. The total budget for the tender and delivery of the artwork is £85,000.

The closing date for submissions is: 12 noon on Friday 10th March 2023. Entries received after this date or incomplete entries will not be accepted.

Please email to request a copy of the full application / submission requirements and selection process details.

For more information, see the link below.

artist forms link
New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.