Wednesday, March 23, 2011

'Big Jack' makes an appearance at the Galway Arts Festival!

One of the more interesting/unusual pieces I have come across so far in the Galway Arts Festival archive is this wonderful press cutting  (City Tribune) of an image of a sculpture of none other than Jack Charlton.  Made from discarded oil drums by Galway city motor mechanics Gay and Patsy Farrell was placed outside the Kenny Art Gallery in Middle Abbey Street during the Heroes and Heroines exhibition in conjunction with the 1994 Galway Arts Festival. Ireland was in the grip of World Cup fever as well as Arts Festival fever at this time so it is no wonder ‘Big Jack’ made an appearance on the streets of Galway that summer! 
'Big Jack'

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