30th November 2014
Dr Salter's Daydream unveiled, click here for our slide show - it includes one image of the first Dr Salter sculpture before it was stolen. For more information click on these websites; www.bbc.co.uk www.se16.com www.southwarklabour.co.uk www.blackcablondon.net

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Philip Bews Diane Gorvin
Sculpture for public sites




September 2014

The Stonehill Roundabout where The Arrivall is sited, has won best UK roundabout for 2015, and will feature on the front cover of an annual calendar depicting the best British roundabouts.

BBC News item here

The roundabout has been planted with wildflowers, and workshops will be held this Autumn, to carve poppies in relief on the legs of the Vanquished Horse.

For more information about the sculptures and the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society click here

Images of The Arrivall are currently displayed on our home page.



News 2014
Echoing Walls was selected for the September Issue of the CODAworx online Magazine - Human Form 2014












October 2014

Diane has started work on a book/portfolio of our public art projects, to publish on Blurb








Photo credit José Luis Rodilla






Bicester May 2014

We conducted a carving workshop for local people, making crows carved in relief on Oak boards, and gave a slide talk in Coles Bookshop about The Crows of Bicester public art project.

The good weather whilst we were in Bicester enabled us to get some blue sky photographs of our work - which was sited May 2013.























May - August 2014

The new Dr Salter's Daydream 2014

The direct plaster work of Dr Salter was completed in May, and Ada in August. Since then Diane has worked on the waxes in Castle Fine Arts Foundry - Stroud. The sculptures are currently being cast in their Llanrhaeadr premises.

To be installed for an unveiling in London on
30th November 2014.
















April 2014

The Arrivall was sited at Stonehill Roundabout on the A38 at the Southern entrance to Tewkesbury.

On Sunday 4th May they were dedicated by the vicar of Tewkesbury Abbey, and formally gifted to Tewkesbury Borough Council from the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society.

See a slide show of photos of the work here


















October 2014

The Arrivall Poppy Carving Workshops

Phil conducted two days of carving workshops with groups of local youngsters, including Tewkesbury Girl Guides and Boy's Brigade during October 30th and 31st. The members of the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society also had a carving session.

Many poppies were carved as well as bees and butterflies.

The maquettes of the first steel version of The Arrivall were designed to have a field of poppies painted on it - the commission later changed to using oak, a much more suitable material for Tewkesbury as it reflects the local oak framed medieval architecture, but we wished to maintain the poppy theme - especially relevant this year of the 100th anniversary of the start of the 1914 war.





The Arrivall - the completed second horse - Vanquished, before the scaffolding was removed. The sculptures were moved by Edgewick Transport and permanently sited in Tewkesbury. Phil spent two years at Noxon Farm creating the sculptures outdoors.




©Diane Gorvin Philip Bews 2014