Limerick artist unveils tribute to Bangladesh victims

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

Artist Shelia Stone at the exhibition of her Installation "Faceless" at Mary Immaculate College [Picture: Michael Cowhey]
LIMERICK artist Sheila Stone has unveiled a large installation in Mary Immaculate College to pay tribute to over 1,000 ‘faceless’ victims in the collapse of a factory in Bangladesh a year ago.

LIMERICK artist Sheila Stone has unveiled a large installation in Mary Immaculate College to pay tribute to over 1,000 ‘faceless’ victims in the collapse of a factory in Bangladesh a year ago.

Sheila said the piece is designed to challenge Western views on cut-price clothing and pay homage to those who died when the Rana Plaza clothing factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 1,132 workers.

The finished art work consists of 1,132 base relief faces modelled in clay and fired in a kiln at 1,200 degrees centigrade.

It will remain on display for the rest of the month.