NiTEC and Mute Meadows, Nickel Plating and Art

As you know from our last blog post on the Mute Meadows Public Art Project, NiTEC have been involved in what has been called ‘Northern Ireland’s biggest artwork’. 






Here are some interesting facts about the project:

Mute Meadow is the largest public artwork to ever be commissioned in Ireland.

It is made up of 40 pairs of angled steel columns that will stretch from the former parade ground at Ebrington, down to the banks of the River Foyle and across the waterfront.

The columns  range in height from 6 meters to 10 meters and the area surrounding the columns is fully landscaped with public access to the artwork.

40 LED projectors are used to illuminate the columns. The chosen colours are based on the stain glass windows of the nearby Guildhall.

The city’s residents were invited to contribute to the artwork by uploading their ‘sounds of the city’ to the The sounds were then converted into light waves and used to create a silent lighting programme to illuminate the artwork.

The project consists of 48 steel columns that vary in length from 7 to 10 metres. One side is chilled iron shot-blasted, and the other electroless nickel plated.

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