THE BIG FISH | A FREQUENT VISITOR'S GUIDE TO BELFAST

A FREQUENT VISITOR'S GUIDE TO BELFAST

THE BIG FISH BY JOHN KINDNESS

The Big Fish also called the Bigfish is a printed ceramic mosaic sculpture by John Kindness. 10 metres long and constructed in 1999 it is located at Donegall Quay in Belfast, near the Lagan Lookout and Custom House. There are also a number of seals nearby but I do not know is they are part of the original art installation.

The outer skin of the fish is a cladding of ceramic tiles decorated with texts and images relating to the history of Belfast. Material from Tudor times to present day newspaper headlines are included along with contributions from Belfast school children. The Big Fish also contains a time capsule storing information/images/poetry relating to the City.