THIS SCULPTURE IS BY ROWAN GILLESPIE – TITANICA A DIVING FEMALE FIGURE
Usually when I visit here I can about fifteen minutes in order to get a clear view of Titania because people keep getting in my way but this visit it was very different as there were very few tourists in Belfast because of Covid-19 restrictions [I assume]
In front of the Titanic Belfast building is Titanica, a sculpture by Rowan Gillespie depicting a diving female figure. Made of bronze, it is mounted on a brass base, evoking the design of figureheads on ships’ prows, and is meant to represent hope and positivity. The figure was dedicated by representatives of the Anglican, Catholic, Methodist and Presbyterian churches on 27 March 2012, a few days before the opening of Titanic Belfast.