2007 – Anthony Gormley Liffey Sculpture, Dublin


Commissioned by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority as a key element in the delivery of the overall Docklands Arts Strategy. Its open weave design was intended to allow light to permeate through. Antony Gormley described it as being “like a charcoal drawing against the sky, changing as your position changes in relation to it”.

The proposed sculpture was to be sited in the river adjacent to the Sean O’Casey Bridge, on the axis of Lombard Street East/Westland Row. Intended to be a 46 metre high figure, and 12 metres across at its widest point. Thankfully cancelled.