Monument to the Unknown Woman Worker

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Monument to the Unknown Woman Worker

Monument to the Unknown Woman Worker
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Saysee
Southern Ireland7 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Important statue honouring the unseen work women do. Lovely details like the clothespeg fingers and comb collars
Written January 16, 2022
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Jane Doe
50 contributions
Aug 2018
The actual Monuments are well made BUT REALLY. I and all the women that I have ever known or met in Canada, developed countries& third world especially WORK. UNKNOWN I think NOT
Written June 6, 2019
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Abhinav
Lucknow, India297 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Belfast has many statues and sculptures all over. This one is situated right in front of Great Northern mall and in front of Cafe Nero. The sculpture is interesting but you will see no one cares about it. Good for a selfie and that's about it. You will anyhow come across this either while visiting bus / train station, while roaming in the city center or even when on the city sightseeing bus tour.
Written May 19, 2019
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AJCurviews
Lisburn, UK64 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
Have passed this monument for many years, two ladies - remember how difficult their lives have been, no matter what their occupation. Also think about how ladies continue to work today.

If in the area of Great Victoria Street, stop and give a few moments of your time to have a look.
Written March 14, 2019
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Angela S
Richmond, UK540 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
These bronze statues are near the bus centre, and it is worth pausing to look at them. They represent past inequality of women in the workplace.
Written March 11, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
This stands tribute to women workers and inequality or work that still affects society.

The sculpture is cast in bronze and features two probably working class women wearing symbols of stereotypical "women's work" as second skin in some cases and as items of clothing in others. Most of the symbols appear to domestic items such as colanders, a shopping basket and clothes pegs. Others are work place items such as typewriter and phone.

An interesting way to visually make a statement about inequality in the workplace in the past and how it continues to this day. I can't fault the message and intent. The sculpture is to be quite frank ugly and misplaced in it's current location.
Written February 11, 2019
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mspolly
Belfast, UK44 contributions
May 2018
It is worth spending a few minutes checking out these two women and discovering some of the underappreciated work that traditionally women have done.
Written September 20, 2018
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AlexanderD
Jackson, NJ4,468 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
I saw this monument and it is a fascination work dedicated to the ongoing struggle by females to achieve socioeconomic equality in the workplace. If you get close, there is much more to this artwork than one notices from afar.
Written August 16, 2018
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George D
3 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
Originally commissioned by the Dept of the Environment for Northern Ireland, the Commissioning of this piece was taken over by Glenbank Estates Limited following a disagreement regarding the interpretation of the theme. The official brief was to reflect Amelia Street’s history as a former Red Light district with "two colourful life-size ‘cartoon’ female figures’’. Walsh considered it to be offensive to portray women in that way, and instead submitted her proposal for two bronze female figures, addressing the underlying issues of women’s low-paid jobs and unpaid housework. This theme is articulated by the use of objects and utensils symbolic of women’s work, such as household items, telephones, shopping baskets and cash registers, which are imbedded in the fabric of the figures.

Artists Details: Born in County Cork in 1963 and currently based in Dublin, Louise Walsh graduated from Crawford Municipal College of Art with a Distinction in 1985, and gained her MA in Sculpture from the University of Ulster, Belfast in 1986. She is well known for her life-size energetic figures, which challenge conventional depictions of women, her use of informal objects and her considerable technical skills. She has exhibited extensively in Ireland and the UK with notable exhibitions at; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin with ‘Sounding the Depths Phase Two,’ and also in Graz, Austria, the Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, the Arts Council Gallery, Belfast and the Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick. She has substantial experience in the field of public art with commissions including; Installation work at Heathrow Airport, London, sculpture within the integrated artworks project at the Royal Victoria Hospitals and work in Dublin, Cavan and Limerick.
Written November 16, 2017
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Imrul Khan
Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,684 contributions
Oct 2016
Located in front of Belfast City Central Station this monument was quite a surprise to me, specially because of very radical existence. It is quite interesting that though the city of Belfast is populated with European people. However, this monument of black woman worker is a great improvisation of the artist.

A must to visit..!
Written September 21, 2017
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