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Riverside Inverclyde seeks sculptor for Port Glasgow commission

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July 12 2012

Riverside Inverclyde seeks sculptor for Port Glasgow commission
Regeneration body Riverside Inverclyde have teamed up with Inverclyde Council to invite interest from sculptors for the creation of a feature artwork for the town.

Valued at between £50 and £100k the scheme will encompass complementary feature lighting, signage and landscaping on a site at the western entrance to Port Glasgow, an effort to distinguish it from contiguous sprawl with Greenock.

Described as ‘unprepossessing’ the existing entrance consists of a ‘bland’ roundabout and ‘plain’ grass verges, leading to fears that motorists unfamiliar with the local geography have been blithely driving straight through.

The design brief calls for a solution which is both ‘representative of the town’s proud history’ and ‘presents Port Glasgow in a positive, forward looking light.’

Anyone interested in obtaining additional information about the brief, or to register interest in the pre-qualification process, is invited to contact Geoff Gregory at geoff.gregory@riversideinverclyde.com, 01475 755080 or 07836 587188.

2 Comments

Trombe Wall
#1 Posted by Trombe Wall on 12 Jul 2012 at 12:34 PM
Good to see PG attempting to mark it's boundaries in a positive manner, I'll look forward to conclusion of the competion.

Please not another wire sculpture of an animal vaguely attached to the area. I would say 80% of the time, the local authority go with the 'abstarct swans taking off from the water' look.
Fanny Baws
#2 Posted by Fanny Baws on 12 Jul 2012 at 12:51 PM
No doubt Andy Scott will have something utterly banal and oversized ready for this roundabout. Maybe a crane sculpture. Or a boat. Or a terrifying giant seagull. Who knows! I for one cant wait!

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