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Riverside Inverclyde seeks sculptor for Port Glasgow commission

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, 01475 755080 or 07836 587188.


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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