Balls on the Falls

Work has started on the biggest public artwork ever commissioned in Northern Ireland, the already nicknamed Balls on the Falls, but officially known as RISE. When completed, RISE will tower 37.5 metres above the city`s Broadway roundabout and will be very visible to all of you who travel on the Westlink.
Construction of the sculpture – by the Nottingham artist Wolfgang Buttress – will take around 12 weeks, and is expected to be completed at the end of June, just in time for the neighbouring 11th night bonfires!
The artwork is made up of two globes, cast in silver and white steel, symbolizing the rising of the sun and will appear to rest on a bed of reeds – a reference to the natural heritage of the neighbouring Bog Meadows.
Imagine two big balls welcoming visitors to the city!

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