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Deadline for competition to design Wyndham Park sculpture in Grantham is extended

Scene Setters in Wyndham Park. 932D ENGEMN00120140801151733

Scene Setters in Wyndham Park. 932D ENGEMN00120140801151733

A competition to design a sculpture for Wyndham Park with a World War 1 theme has been extended.

The Wyndham Park Forum and South kesteven District Council have decided entrants should have until Monday, April 7, to enter their designs for the new sculpture to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

Using inspiration from the history and heritage of the park, designs should be based on World War One and/or The Machine Gun Corps which had particular connections with nearby Belton House during the conflict.

Designs should feature a sculpture that is to be created to no more than two metres in height and two metres in width and not contain more than three human figures. The sculpture will be displayed close to the park’s memorial archway.

Consideration should be given to the fact that it will be viewed from many angles and placed outdoors where it will catch the sun and cast shadows throughout each season.

Local sculptor David Sharpe, who works in metal and often uses recycled materials, stainless steel or wrought iron, has been approached regarding the creation of the sculpture.

Designers are asked to consult his website www.davidsharpesculpture.co.uk or Facebook page David Sharpe Sculpture to see examples of his work.

More information about the history of the park to give inspiration for ideas, entry forms to download and a summary of the rules can be found at www.southkesteven.gov.uk/wpsculpture

Entry forms are also available on the Wyndham Park website, www.wyndhamparkgrantham.org.uk or in person at the Old Pavilion Tea Rooms at the park or SKDC’s council offices on St Peter’s Hill.

The new attraction has been commissioned to be built in the park following the announcement of initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) in January.

SKDC’s portfolio holder for arts, leisure and culture Coun Bob Adams said: “We’ve extended the deadline to coincide with the end of the school term on April 4. We know there are many budding designers who will be assisted by the extra days they now have to fine tune their designs and we are eagerly waiting to see what they

feature.”

A panel of judges including Coun Adams will choose a shortlist of entries that will be taken to a public vote in May.

Designs and entry forms must be received by Monday, April 7, 2014. Entries can be made by e-mail to pr@southkesteven.gov.uk or by post to: Wyndham Park Sculpture Competition, PR SKDC, St Peter’s Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6PZ.

The winner will be announced in the local press and the winner’s name will be inscribed on a plaque displayed with the sculpture. Any enquires should be addressed to pr@southkesteven.gov.uk or call 01476 40 60 80 ext 6453.

 

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