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Finance Minister Arlene Foster Unveils Public Artwork Celebrating Women of Sandy Row

Finance Minister, Arlene Foster, and Sandy Row’s oldest female resident, Gracie Graham, celebrated the unveiling of a new public artwork entitled Mother Daughter Sister today. The work, by artist and sculptor, Ross Wilson is the realisation of extensive community engagement through artist led workshops as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and EU PEACE III funded ‘Building Peace through the Arts – Re-Imaging Communities’ programme. Picture by Brian Morrison --
Finance Minister, Arlene Foster, and Sandy Row’s oldest female resident, Gracie Graham, celebrated the unveiling of a new public artwork entitled Mother Daughter Sister today. The work, by artist and sculptor, Ross Wilson is the realisation of extensive community engagement through artist led workshops as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and EU PEACE III funded ‘Building Peace through the Arts – Re-Imaging Communities’ programme. Picture by Brian Morrison

This Thursday (4th June) residents of Sandy Row and the Finance Minister, Arlene Foster MLA will be celebrating the unveiling of a new public artwork entitled, Mother Daughter Sister. The sculpture is the work of artist and sculptor Ross Wilson and is the realisation of extensive community engagement through artist led workshops.

Mother Daughter Sister is designed to be a reflection of the power of women in the area and the vital role they play within the community.

Unveiling the sculpture with Gracie Graham, Sandy Row’s oldest female resident, Northern Ireland’s first female Finance Minister Arlene Foster said:  “Women have played a powerful role in our past, present and I hope our future in Northern Ireland.  As the backbone of the community, women in Sandy Row have made a significant contribution to help bring this piece of artwork to life and have real meaning to local people.  Sharing their stories, local women have engaged with the artist, Ross Wilson and used art to help shape a shared future and use the Re-Imaging Communities Programme to build positive relations within the local community.”

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