New commission Installation

The Empty Plinth

Holywell Trust, The Nerve Centre (Northern Ireland)


A single beam of light rising from Walker’s plinth; a symbolic beacon of hope. 

This contested plinth – until it was blown up by the IRA, was home to a column memorialising George Walker, the city governor who was killed at the battle of the Boyne. The Empty Plinth was the first of a series of installations to be mounted on the Walker’s plinth on the City Walls.

The Empty Plinth was originally commissioned as part of the Lumiere Derry-Londonderry 2013 BRILLIANT competition for anyone based in or originally from the Northern Ireland with a bright idea for an installation.


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