About the Gary Moore Belfast Statue Project
Patricia Moore chats to our sculpture artist Sean McCarthy at The National Sculpture Factory in Cork City, Ireland where Sean will meticulously craft Gary’s statue.
Where We Began
With a vision in 2018 to bring a Gary Moore memorial statue in his hometown of Belfast, Gary’s youngest sister, Patricia Moore & musician Sharon Quigley came up with a plan.
- A strategic plan was developed
- Websites created
- A sculpture artist was appointed.
- First fundraising show a sellout at The Belfast Empire in 2019
Sculpture artist Sean McCarthy determined 5 stages of approx. €10,000 – €12,000 would complete the statue, including casting in bronze at the finest foundry on the UK mainland.
Where We Are To Date
With 3 years of pandemic closures behind us we are rising up from the ashes, determined not to be held back. Although changes in personal circumstances meant that Patricia could no longer play an active role in the project, Sharon ploughed ahead.
With the help of Alex McGreevy in Belfast, who has been a great help behind the scenes in the North, Belfast City Council were contacted and a proposal put forward awaiting review
- Dublin fundraising show held in November 2022 at The Button Factory.
- A Dublin fundraising show in February 2023 at the Button Factory
- A Belfast fundraising show in April 2023 at the Belfast Empire
If we can sellout the Dublin and Belfast shows, we can get the first stage of construction started. That will be something else!
This is the Gary Moore Statue for Belfast project. We are undertaking the necessary steps to put a statue in place in Belfast to honour the legend of the strings Gary Moore in his hometown.
We will see this project through to completion. For you, Gary’s superfans, and for Gary because a memorial statue is the recognition he deserves.
Gary’s statue won’t appear in Belfast by magic, together we must make the magic happen, but together we will do this!
So please support the project, your project, Gary’s project, in whatever way you can. Please join us at our fundraising shows, buy our fundraising teeshirts and other fundraising merch we will have for sale from time to time.
We look forward to bringing you more statue news on our official media channels (see below) Please stay tuned – this is only the beginning!
All the best!