Le Big Fish de Belfast - Eoin Gardiner - cc

Big Fish de Belfast

Le Big Fish de Belfast - Eoin Gardiner - cc

Informations about Big Fish de Belfast

Location in Ireland Ireland County: County Antrim (Northern Ireland)
Location :
Address : The Weir | 1 Donegall Quay, Belfast

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The Big fish is a contemporary Belfast sculpture by John Kindness. Located in the city centre, on Donegall Quay, this sculpture is a 10-metre big blue fish, which is one of Belfast’s high cultural symbols! It’s worth a visit!

Visit the Big Fish of Belfast

A blue ceramic fish

John Kindness’s Big Fish dates from 1999 and is located not far from the Custom House. This rather imposing fish refers to “the salmon of knowledge”, a legend from Irish mythology.

The sculpture consists of printed ceramic tiles, decorated with texts and images relating to the history of Belfast. The programme includes historical documents, children’s drawings… The fish alone is a rather complete collection of stories about the city!

A true symbol of Belfast, this fish is also synonymous with renewal: the district where it was installed is at the heart of a major modernisation programme.

Access to the sculpture is free and rather playful. Installed on the docks (hard to miss it!), you can read poems, newspaper headlines, drawings, or even photos, sometimes old, sometimes recent. You will learn a lot of little anecdotes about the city, and will also have the opportunity to learn more about the complex history of Belfast.
A nice work, which is meant to be artistic but above all fun!

Practical informations

Adresse Address: The Weir | 1 Donegall Quay, Belfast
Location: (County Antrim)

GPS coordinatesGPS : 54.601486,-5.921650

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*indicative price may vary according to the season and the policy of the establishment.

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