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Beacon of Hope (Nuela with the Hula / The Thing with the Ring)
Beacon of Hope (Nuela with the Hula / The Thing with the Ring)
Beacon of Hope (Nuela with the Hula / The Thing with the Ring)
Beacon of Hope (Nuela with the Hula / The Thing with the Ring)
Beacon of Hope (Nuela with the Hula / The Thing with the Ring)
Beacon of Hope (Nuela with the Hula / The Thing with the Ring)
Beacon of Hope (Nuela with the Hula / The Thing with the Ring)
Beacon of Hope (Nuela with the Hula / The Thing with the Ring)

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The idea for the sculpture arose from a place in Dallas, Texas, called Thanksgiving Square. It was part of a plan to create a contemplative space that would be appropriate to a multi-faith community. Originally designed to be part of a building, that project was halted but plans for the sculpture went ahead.

Date

2007

Medium

stainless steel & cast bronze

Measurements

H 1950 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

BT1_MO_S017

Acquisition method

commissioned by the Laganside Corporation

Work type

Sculpture

Owner

Laganside Corporation

Custodian

Laganside Corporation

Work status

extant

Access

at all times

Inscription description

plaque on the River Lagan railing: Thanksgiving Square Belfast / This female figure represents various allegorical themes associated with / hope and aspiration, peace and reconciliation is derived from / from classical and Celtic mythology. Her position on the globe signifies / a unified approach to life on this earth. It encompasses oneness, while / celebrating diversity of culture that exists in our global village. The aim of the sculpture is to bring people together had to change hearts / and minds; to make bridges across the divide of our community. To work / towards a peaceful, happy existence for everyone on this planet by / respect for each other, their cultural heritages and all our aspirations. / This symbol creates a tangible first statement of our long-term objective / in bringing people together to foster a happy and fulfilling life for all and / a sense of gratefulness for all that life has given us


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Located at

Oxford Street, Belfast

BT1 3LG

Located in Thanksgiving Square, at the intersection of Queen's Bridge and Oxford Street.