RGB Hyacinth, 2020-22

The RGB Hyacinth

The RGB Hyacinth will be installed in Brooke Park, Derry as part of Void Offsites. Phelan’s project is a crowd-sourced sculpture made by individual participants in isolation towards the end of the first Covid-19 lockdown in 2020. The work was planned to be assembled later that summer but further lockdowns, restrictions, schedule conflicts and illness led to several postponements. As an outdoor paper sculpture weather is also a big factor that has pushed the new date into 2022. 

The sculpture is a 5m high hyacinth flower; using the red, green and blue colours with petals made in papier-mâché, based around a small similar work exhibited at Void Gallery as part of Phelan’s exhibition ‘echoes are always more muted’ which ran until the end of 2020.

The project is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The launch of this sculpture will take place Spring 2022 – please check in with the link below for further details and events around the work in the meantime.

https://www.derryvoid.com/event/the-rgb-hyacinth-with-alan-phelan/