The DSD commissioned artist Louise Walsh to create a public art piece that would celebrate the shirt factory workers of this city. It was completed six years ago with collaboration from the women who were workers in the factories. It was to be put up at Harbour Square behind the Guildhall.
The last six years has seen nothing but red tape from the DSD causing delays in getting the art piece constructed.
We are calling on the DSD to rescue our sculpture, commissioned by the DSD to celebrate the Derry/Londonderry women shirt factory workers' skills and contribution to the identity of this city. This iconic sculpture is the missing link for every family in the city to the culture we are celebrating this year and it needs to be here in pride of place, not lying ignored in an engineering yard.