Aug 20, 2023
Titanica, a sculpture by Rowan Gillespie, located in front of the Titanic Belfast.

Titanica is a sculpture by Irish artist Rowan Gillespie. It takes the form of a diving female figure.

The figure is mounted atop a slender base, and takes its inspiration from the traditional female ship figureheads mounted on the prows of sailing ships.

The sculpture represents “hope and positivity”. Cast in bronze, “Titanica” is a life-size figure and weighs three-quarters of a ton.

Do you want to learn more about the history of Belfast? See this site on my Titanic Quarter & Maritime Belfast tour!