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Scultures

  Jimmy Dyer
  Sculptures, once found in parks, gardens and galleries, now appear across the landscape. Many form dramatic landmarks, such as the Angel of the North, whilst others add interest to nooks and crannies.

  Sculptures are increasingly incorporated into new developments in towns and cities, generally reflecting on the past use of the area. In Cheltenham Sophie Marsham's Barley sculptures stand at each end of the shopping arcade on the former brewery site.

  Sculptures have been used to commemorate events such as the Millennium or the Golden Jubilee in 2002. The Millennium Sculpture on the road between Helmsley and Kirbymoorside in North Yorks was created by David Goss working with pupils from the primary schools of the two communities.

  The Cardiff Bay development includes a number of sculptures in a variety of media including bronze, ceramic and steel. These represent aspects of past and present Cardiff life and include memorials such as Brian Fell's evocative Merchant Seafarers War Memorial and Jonathan Williams' ceramic Captain Scott Memorial overlooking Terra Nova's departure point. The Swansea Maritime area has sculptures of a range of subjects including Dylan Thomas by John Doubleday and his Captain Cat character from Under Milk Wood, sculpted by Robert Thomas and unveiled in 1990.

  Sculpture Trails have become popular with trails in towns, cities and even forests. The Yorkshire Sculpture Trail and the Sculpture Trails in the Forest of Dean, Gloucs and Grizedale Forest in the Lake District are well known but smaller trails exist in many UK locations.



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