Have your say on proposed Salisbury sculpture

Have your say on proposed Salisbury sculpture

Published by Jack Deery at 11:25am 20th January 2020.

2 minute read

A planning application has been submitted for the installation of the 'Turning Point' statue in the Guildhall Square.

We are being asked to make comments on the proposed model and the location in which it's being placed. 

The 'Turning Point' sculpture will be placed near to the War Memorial in the Guildhall Square as part of the 800th anniversary of Salisbury Cathedral. 

A scale maquette of 'Turning Point'
A scale maquette of 'Turning Point'

It's been gifted to the city by artist John Maine RA, who was given funding from the Sir George Frampton Fund.

A planning application has now been submitted by Salisbury City Council for the installation of the statue, and we have until Thursday 20th February 2020 to make our comments. 

You can let the council know your thoughts by clicking here

ABOUT THE SCULPTURE

The finished product is supposed to mimic the spire of Salisbury Cathedral and will stand at 4.2 metres high.

It's made entirely out of granite in 7 different sections which are all placed at different angles to make it look twisted.

The Turning Point sculpture being created
The Turning Point sculpture being created

The weight of it is estimated at 5 tonnes.

The artist says it marks the passage of time, as its shadow goes around the base of the works. 

It follows on from his exhibition in the Cathedral Close in 2014. 

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