St Patrick’s artwork on Tates Ave bridge is out of place

Painter and sculptor Ross Wilson at the unveiling of a mural of St Patrick on the Tates Ave bridge in a loyalist area of south Belfast.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Painter and sculptor Ross Wilson at the unveiling of a mural of St Patrick on the Tates Ave bridge in a loyalist area of south Belfast. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

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Now that the St Patrick’s mural (it’s called artwork) is now on the Tates Avenue Bridge, local residents will now – I hope – have an opportunity to say what they think about it as they were not consulted at any stage.

Just think: if a large art work went up in your street without your knowledge, would you be happy about not being consulted? I don’t think you would be.

My personal view is that I have no problem with the image or the wording, but I don’t like where it is on the bridge as it takes away the aesthetic line of the traditional red brick bridge which has always been a traditional feature of the area.

In simple words, the artwork looks out of place on the bridge.

Would love to hear the views of others.

Billy Dickson BEM, Chair, Blackstaff Residents