Art and Public Realm

Lord Craigavon

Memorial Bust Project

We are pleased to announce that, as part of our legacy projects, the renowned Scottish artist, Helen Runciman, has been commissioned to produce a bronze bust of Sir James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, and first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.

Helen is a full-time professional artist based in Denny, Stirlingshire, Scotland. Her work ranges from small delicate watercolours to large mysterious oil paintings. Her subject matter is varied and, although now working mainly figuratively, her work encompasses landscapes, seascapes and street scenes.

Helen is well known to our charity as she was commissioned in 2017 to produce a bronze bust of Rifleman William McFadzean VC. This bust was erected in Lurgan town centre and unveiled by Her Majesty's Representative, Lord Lieutenant for County Armagh, Nicholas James Alexander, 7th Earl of Caledon, KCVO on the 13th October 2018.

We are also delighted to announce that Helen has also been commissioned to produce 100 Limited Edition miniatures of the Lord Craigavon bust. These will be cold cast, approximately 8 inches in height and are miniature versions of the bronze sculpture of Lord Craigavon that will be unveiled in Brownlow House, Lurgan in November 2021. Pre-order a limited edition bust by clicking the link below.

As we approach the 100th year of our country we hope this project will leave a lasting legacy in the Borough of Craigavon, the borough that was named after one of Northern Ireland’s founding fathers, Sir James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, and first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.


Commemorative Bench

We are pleased to announce that our Northern Ireland Centennial Benches are now available to order.

Long term value - In considering total cost, it is appropriate to consider material and production cost and the life cycle cost.

When total life cycle cost are considered, stainless steel is often the least expensive material option.

The cost saving benefit of the product having a long life expectancy.

• Rust & corrosion resistant - long lasting life.

• Hard wearing, built to last.

• High strength, stable base.

• Eco friendly, our stainless steel benches are 100% recyclable.


4ft Northern Ireland Centennial Bench £700

5ft Northern Ireland Centennial Bench £800

Delivery time: Approx 8 weeks

If your group or organisation would prefer use cheque or BACS, and require a pro-forma invoice, please email [email protected] or alternatively phone 07920746760.

* Please note price does not include delivery.

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Northern Ireland

Centennial Coin

To mark the 100th Anniversary of Northern Ireland we have designed these gold and silver coins featuring the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, Lord Craigavon.

The gold plated coins are limited edition and there are only 100 available. Each coin is numbered and are displayed in a velvet gift box. These coins will help fund the Lord Craigavon Memorial Bust Project.

There will be more availability of silver plated coins and these will be packed in a clear plastic coin case.

Both coins can be pre-ordered using the link below.

The silver coin can also be made available to organisation who may wish to distribute to schools as part of thier centenary celebrations. We would like to supply these to all children of school age as a token to remember the historic time they lived through. 

To do this we need various avenues of distribution to children, therefore we would appreciate if organisations would consider purchasing and distributing the coins to all school children in their area.

If your group or organisation would be interested in purchasing the silver coins and would like further information please email [email protected] or alternatively phone 07920746760.



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