A series of sculptures has been commissioned to mark the complete removal of arts and culture professionals from the City of Culture 2014 project. Based on body parts, the installation will include a cold shoulder and a piece entitled The Elbow. At Merchants Quay, directly outside the Council offices, there will be an enormous brass neck called Conn Job.
It will be a bit like the Angel of the North, said a spokesman. The Neck of Thomond. We considered having a jockey’s bollocks, but we thought this was more tasteful.
Admitting that this will use up the entire budget for the year, he added, but we’re worth it.