Banquet

Here is a close-up of the first three panels (out of 7.5) of Rita Duffy’s Banquet, (mentioned yesterday as having preceded the 2012 Covenant board in Argyle St.). It was originally produced for International Women’s Day 2011 and was launched on March 11th (Greater Shankill Partnership | Newsletter). There’s an excellent set of pictures, taken by the Shankill Women’s Center, of the boards being erected over a 2002 mural celebrating the Queen’s 50th anniversary, and a video by NVTv.

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A wide shot and a close-up of the info board are below … This is a difficult piece to photograph in its new location (Cupar Way): it is long and there’s a tree on the pavement; it is also highly reflective. Unlike other pieces on Cupar Way, it has largely escaped the plague of locusts that is tourists’ signatures.

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text:  X00646 X00644 X00642 Banquet by rita duffy, this mural is presented by the shankill women’s centre to celebrate the centenary of international women’s day 2011. it was funded by the arts council of northern ireland. the picture is the artist’s response to research carried out by local women into the women’s suffrage movement in belfast. the campaign to get the vote precipitated a change in the lives of women living in the shankill throughout the 20th century and beyond. banquet celebrates the ongoing process of that change. 1911 international women day 2011, swc, mary-ann mccraken helen crickard caroline mccorin linda walker

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