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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Sculptor: David Norris (b. 1940)

Materials: Bronze

Dimensions: h. 1.95m

Erected: 1983

Mother and Child

Location: Great Portland Street, London

Sculptor: Tom Price

Materials: Silicon bronze

Unveiled: 5 August 2020

Reaching Out

Location: The Line (public art walk), Three Mills Green, Stratford, London

Sculptor: Sue Groom (b. 1941)

Relationships

Location: Park Royal Road, Ealing, London

Roller Skater

Photo: Terry Cavanagh

Sculptor: Andrew Wallace (b.1947)

Founder: Figure: Bronze Age Sculpture Casting Foundry

Materials: Figure: bronze; bench: steel.

Dimensions: Figure h. 2.02m.; bench h. 0.57m., l. 3.25m., w. 0.29m.

Inscription: ANDRE WALLACE 2010 ©

Erected: June 2010

Roller Skater

Andrew Wallace has explained: ‘With Roller Skater I wanted to make  a sculpture that would be positive and dynamic, and reflect the youth and vitality of an urban street. I wanted to create a tension between implied movement and a sense of stillness and calm. I wanted the female figure to convey independence and “attitude”.’ (see Terry Cavanagh,  Public Sculpture of Kensington and Chelsea with Westminster South-West, Watford, 2023, pp. 463-64)

Location: Moreton Street at junction with Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1

Sculptor: Emma Stothard

The Herring Girls

Location: The Whitby Sculpture Trail

Kore

© the artist’s estate. Photo: Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.00

Sculptor: Betty Rea (1904-1965)

Materials: Bronze

Dimensions: h. 150cm.

Unveiled: 1975 by Sir Thomas Monnington, President of the Royal Academy.

Kore

Kore, the Greek for ‘maiden’, is today used as a term to describe an Archaic period free-standing ancient Greek sculpture depicting a young female. Rea has borrowed the term to title this modern-day maiden. The real life teenager is skilfully captured by the sculptor, who conveys languid teen boredom tinged perhaps with a hint of irritation. The statue was first modelled in 1963 and this bronze cast dates from 1973. It was purchased in 1975 by the Harlow Art Trust and Harlow Development Corporation for Old Harlow to celebrate the European Council Architectural Heritage Award for Old Harlow.

Location: High Street, Harlow, Essex.

The Leicester Seamstress

(Photo: Terry Cavanagh)

Sculptor: James Butler MBE RA (b. 1931)

The Leicester Seamstress

Location: Hotel Street, Leicester

The Spirit of Freedom

Location: Queen Street Junction of the Avenue & St.Paul's Road, Newton Abbot, Devon

Sculptor: Jessica Wetherly

The Tuckshop Tanner

Location: Archbishop's Park, London SE1

Women’s Land Army  and Women’s Timber Corps Memorial

Egghead)6, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Sculptor: Denise Dutton

Materials: Bronze

Unveiled: 21 October 2014 by HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO

Women’s Land Army and Women’s Timber Corps Memorial

This sculpture commemorates the huge contribution made by women working on the land during the First and Second World Wars. During the First World War around 20,000 women maintained food production by working on the land. While in the Second World War, 240,000 Land Girls and Lumber Jills provided food, kept the farms running and worked on production of timber for the war effort. These two women are wearing the uniforms of the Women’s Land Army and Women’s Timber Corps. The Land Girl holds some ears of corn in one hand and a pitchfork in the other. The Lumber Jill is holding an axe, an oak twig and a pine cone. Oak and pine were the trees the women felled to produce energy and to use for manufacturing.

Location: National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffs.