LUMIERE DERRY-LONDONDERRY 2013
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.