Today, former Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle unveiled a striking new installation at Antrim Castle Gardens that was commissioned by the National Lottery to inspire change and encourage audiences to think about how he could use part of the £ 30million raised for good causes. every week in their own community.
The installation in Northern Ireland is the second of four works of art the National Lottery plans to unveil this week across the UK as part of its 27th anniversary celebrations. The installation is an anamorphic work of art that, viewed from a specific angle, says the word “DREAMS” and, from another perspective, forms a question mark. Once the four pieces have been unveiled, they will form the message “BUILD DREAMS, CREATE A CHANGE” to ask the question: What change could you make to improve your local community?
The installations were created by leading art collective Greyworld and inspired by projects funded by the National Lottery. Each installation was made from more than 636 national lottery balls, which represent the 636,000 and more organizations that receive funding in the sports, arts, heritage and community sectors.
The artwork includes four unique objects such as a bus wheel, sports equipment, a theater mask and an LGBT + flag which represent the following four beneficiaries from Northern Ireland who were supported by the National Lottery funding:
• The problems that I saw is the first large-scale LGBT + project of its kind in Northern Ireland, which aims to collect, share and conserve the hidden heritage of the LGBT + community detailing their experiences of decriminalizing homosexuality in Northern Ireland.
• Clanrye Group in Newry whose EveryBody Active 2020 program has reinvented the delivery of audience-friendly sports activity programs during lockdown by allowing people to exercise and have fun while being on their doorstep or socially distancing themselves in a large outdoor space.
• AVA Belfast CIC is a group of live performances and workshops with huge online audience engagement worldwide.
• Wheels to well-being is a project, based in Coleraine, Londonderry, which has created fully adapted buses and vehicles to provide transport for the elderly and vulnerable adults living in rural areas of the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough – thanks to a grant from £ 500,000 from the national lottery over four years.
Former Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle said: “As I performed in venues across the UK throughout my career, I have been able to really feel the impactful changes that National Lottery funding can make. creating for so many individuals and organizations in the music industry. The arts have always had the ability to connect you with people, give you confidence and nurture your creativity. And so, celebrating this funding that identifies and supports local community projects to inspire and include future generations is something close to my heart. “
Ros Kerslake, CEO of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Chairman of the National Lottery Forum, said: “For 27 years, National Lottery funding has transformed communities, turned dreams into reality and improved the lives of millions of people. As we come out of what has been a desperately difficult time, we want to instill hope and encourage communities to imagine what they could accomplish with a helping hand from the National Lottery. With £ 30million raised every week for good causes, we have available grants of £ 3,000-5million. By coming together as communities and as a nation, we can build, dream and create to change our future for the better and for generations to come.
The Northern Ireland installation will be on view until Sunday, November 21, with other installations popping up in Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden, Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Center and London’s Trafalgar Square. For more information on National Lottery Funding, visit https://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/funding