The Big Fish, Belfast

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The Big Fish, Belfast

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All our prints are printed on a premium, 170gsm, silk, recycled FSC (Forest Stewardship Commissioned) paper.

Our postcards are printed on a premium, double-sided 350gsm silk-board.

The Big Fish or Salmon of Knowledge is a 10m (32ft) printed ceramic, mosaic salmon sculpture installed on Donegall Quay in Belfast, near the Lagan Lookout and Custom House. It was commissioned in 1999 and created by John Kindness to celebrate the River Lagan and the historic importance of the site.

The outer skin of the fish is a cladding of ceramic tiles decorated with texts and images relating to the history of Belfast. According to the Belfast City Council, each scale "tells a story about the city". Material from Tudor times to present day newspaper headlines are included along with contributions from Belfast school children. The Ulster Museum provided the primary source of historic images with others provided by Glenwood Primary School, St Comgalls and Everton Day Centres. The Big Fish contains a time capsule storing information, images, and poetry on the City.