The call is out for volunteers to join the team and help create the opening event for this year’s Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s.

Pictured from left to right: Joshua Skarmoutsos Christian Orr Karl Lacey.

The Wish project requires hundreds of volunteers to work alongside internationally acclaimed artist-in-residence Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada to transform five acres of land in the Titanic Quarter into the largest land art portrait in the UK and Ireland.

Donegal gaelic football star Karl Lacey and rugby stars of the future Joshua Skarmoutsos and Christian Orr from Bangor Rugby Club have jumped at the chance to volunteer and be part of what is set to be the most exciting and ambitious arts project ever undertaken in the city.

Work starts on the piece in September and to register to take part visit the WISH event page on or call 02890 971197. No artistic experience is required and everyone is welcome to give as much or as little time as they wish.