Public Sculptures by Betty Newman-Maguire seen at S C Connolly & Co, Newry, Co Down., Newry - Storyteller's Chair in Hill Street
Public Sculptures by Betty Newman-Maguire seen at S C Connolly & Co, Newry, Co Down., Newry - Storyteller's Chair in Hill Street
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Item Storyteller's Chair in Hill Street
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This sculpture is a public commission, commissioned by Sticky Fingers and Down and Mourne District Council. It is sited in Hill Street, Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. The artist worked with local schoolchildren from St. Peter's Primary School, Cloughreagh, Newry.

The sculpture is based on the idea that every chair has a story and a memory. Here, the chair is seen to grow back into a tree and contains elements from its past life as an oak tree. The children worked alongside the artist creating their own drawings and small sculptures. The names of all 44 children and the artist herself are cast into the back of the leaves. It is a playful, interactive and functional sculpture that evokes a smile.