Living sculptures are installed in Ards and North Down

Five ‘living sculptures’ have been installed in Ards and North Down, giving residents in the Borough an opportunity to consider and celebrate our local history and culture.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 9:22 am
A Brent Goose living sculpture has been installed in Comber. (Image: Graham-Baalham Curry)

Part-funded by the Department for Communities and agreed with the Town Centre Recovery Groups, the thought-provoking sculptures were created and installed by landscaper Eoghan Riordan of Sequoia Design, who took part in the Netflix series, ‘The Big Flower Fight’.

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Located in Bangor, Comber, Donaghadee, Holywood and Newtownards, the living sculptures are created with living, growing grasses, vines, plants or trees. These unique, horticultural creations will grow and mature over the coming weeks and are individually themed to represent a key aspect of the history, culture or folklore of each town.

Bangor will welcome a mermaid sculpture inspired by the story of Saint Muirgen, which dates back to the sixth century, while the Brent Goose will take up residence in Comber.

Donaghadee’s rich maritime history will be honoured with a wave sculpture, a golfer will swing into action in the Holywood, and a spitfire will land in Newtownards.