Martin Heron

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Heron's Handstanding (2006) stands by primary school on the Ravenswood housing estate in Ipswich, Suffolk.

Martin Heron is a sculptor from Northern Ireland working with steel. He is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.[1] His art is found outdoors in public places in Northern Ireland. His sculpture "For the Love of Emer" was Armagh City's first commission public artwork. It is a depiction of legendary Irish hero Cú Chulainn balancing on a 20-foot pole.[2][3] His piece, Handstanding, is outside a public school in Ravenswood, Ipswich. Another sculpture group carved from tree trunks is found along the Irwell Sculpture Trail.[4]

Notable commissions[edit]


  1. ^ "Martin Heron, MRBS". Royal British Society of Sculptors. 
  2. ^ "New sculpture tilts Ulter hero". BBC News. 8 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Cuchulainn Sculpture Unveiled In Armagh". 9 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Head to Head". Irwell Sculpture Trail. 
  5. ^ "Attractions". Strabane District Council. Retrieved 20 November 2014.