Posted on Friday 24 May 2013 by Jigsaw NI
17th May 2013 was the date of the unveiling of an exciting new mural above the door of the Immaculata Boxing Club in Lower Falls, west Belfast.
The mural, funded by Jigsaw NI and Belfast City Council throughDivis Community Centre, took 6 months to complete under the expert guidance of Shauna McCann, artist.
Jigsaw NI works with adults with varying disabilities. The Jigsaw NI Friday art group meets in Divis Community Centre situated just next door to the Boxing Club on a weekly basis.
“I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the design of the mural, it was very good to see everyone take part” commented Cecilia Donnelly, a member of Jigsaw NI.
Artist, Shauna McCann had nothing but praise for those who took part.
“It was such a worthwhile experience for those involved,” she said. “It is a mixed ability group, but we made use of everyone’s skills and everybody contributed to the overall piece.”
Clare Lagan, Jigsaw NI manager commented “This was a great project for our Friday Art group, bringing together the individual skills the service users have, to produce a personalised mural for the Immaculata Boxing club. It is nice that the work of Jigsaw NI is displayed in a public place for all to see and appreciate. Jigsaw NI wish Immaculata Boxing club every success and we hope the mural brings them Luck!”
Immaculata Boxing Club member, Nugut added, “It’s wonderful the Jigsaw NI group and Boxing Club came together in this project, we are very grateful for the hard work the Jigsaw art group put in and very proud the mural is now above the door of the club for all the community to see.”
Photo attached: Members from both the Immaculata Boxing club and Jigsaw NI art group stand under the new mural.
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