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Philip Bews Diane Gorvin
Sculpture for public sites



Selected for 3D Printing Project - see details here
Thanks to Exeter Phoenix, CALM and LIMA

Ten masks at different scales were printed, allowing us to experiment with three different maquettes using four of the masks.

Neoreplicants Exhibition at Exeter Phoenix. Shows the thirty selected artists' 3D prints until the 19th January 2013. See article about the show by Rachel Park, with slide show of the exhibition here


Pennants for 'Arrivall' 2012

One of the two designs shown here, the designs were based on images made by children from Tirlebrook School in a workshop held by Diane during a special day arranged by the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society.

The final designs are being fabricated in aluminium alloy by local firm Kenard.



'Arrivall' 2012

This sculpture has been commissioned by the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society, it will mark the site of the important battle in 1471 during the Wars of the Roses between the Yorkists and Lancastrians, and will be sited on Stonehill Roundabout, Tewkesbury. The title, ‘Arrivall’, is taken from the 1471 account of the recovery of Henry VI’s English throne by Edward IV.



Arrivall proposal - showing how the sculptures will look on site







Photo credit Paul Thomas Photographic Ltd



'Britool Bower' 2011/12

Designed for Showell Park, Wolverhampton for a housing development by Keepmoat Homes. Previously the site of a Britool Factory.

The sculpture was installed January 2012.

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We have just discovered that Diane's sculpture of the White Lady Ghost was stolen in 2007. She was removed from the Maze at Bewsey Old Hall - where she had stood for twenty one years, and was stored at the premises of Baldwin Landscape, Anderton and stolen from there. If anyone have any information about this please contact us.

We have added a second page to UK Projects - click here to view it

Phil continues his work on Arivall 1471, click here to see the nearly completed horse and rider, work will start soon on the second horse

Diane has been commissioned to make a new Dr Salter and his wife Ada in direct plaster - fund raising continues - to have the works cast in bronze, and for security and landscaping. See the new design here, and if you are interested you can donate here.

The Childe of Hale has been installed - click here for more information and images

Crows of Bicester - four crow sculptures have been installed - click here to see images of the work


'Childe of Hale' 2012

Sculpture commissioned by Halton Borough Council and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund for Hale Village to replace an earlier version that Phil had carved from a diseased Beech tree. For information about the Childe of Hale click here. The first photo was taken
by Caroline Silverwood Taylor and shows the completed plaster, the other photos show the moulding process by Castle Fine Art Foundry.



'Arrivall' 2012

Progress photographs showing the construction of the first horse and a detail of the knight's face with Phil's sister Betty to show scale!

Scaffolding kindly provided by Bredon Scaffolding.














'Dr. Salter's Daydream' 1990/91

Diane made this sculpture in 1990 and it was installed in a site next to Cherry Garden Pier, Bermondsey, London 1991. Later it was relocated near to the Angel Pub also next to the Thames. Sadly the figure of Dr. Salter was stolen in November 2011, probably for scrap. The other sculptures in the work - his daughter Joyce and her cat, were removed by Southwark Council for safe keeping.

A local campaign group has been set up to raise funds to replace Dr Salter.

Dr Salter features in the BBC programme The Secret History of Our Streets.













'Bursted Woods Sculpture Trail' 2011

Bursted Woods, Bexleyheath Funded by Playbuilders

Five 2m high Oak carved posts, and a shorter carved information post, all designed in response to our local researches, with community involvement of suggested themes.

This information inspired us to use bird and fruit forms, with references also to butterflies, referring to the fascinating butterfly farm that used to exist in Bexleyheath.

These are the main subjects, one per post : Parakeet;
Snail; Crow: Squirrel and Hedgehog

Additional creatures carved in relief on the posts are there to help the children with counting games, and to inspire them to recite well known poems and rhymes based on each animal. The brief words carved on the posts are clues to the next post.
The Parakeet is close to the open grassed area and we hope that children will use it as their ‘home base’ in games of tag.

Parakeet Sculpture in studio                    Parakeet installed in Bursted Woods
Dr.Salter sculpture before it was stolen - read more via this link















'Inside Out' 2010

Shown at Newby Hall Sculpture Trail, summer 2010

Oak and Cast Glass
Height 2.44m








'Heron' 2010

Northenden Riverside Park - Over 8s Play Area, Manchester. Commissioned by Manchester City Council’s Park’s Service

A 2 metre high Heron is set on a 3.5m high Oak column, the heron is shown as if it has slightly overshot its landing. The steel construction uses scrap parts such as pipe bends, ridged steel reinforcing rod for the legs etc, all welded and galvanized. The sculpture is sited on a footpath next to a play area, and can also be seen from the M60 motorway.






Link to Newby Hall Sculpture 2010 Brochure
More photos can be seen of the sculpture on the Northenden Parkside Park Site




















©Diane Gorvin Philip Bews 2013









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