New sculpture unveiled at Belmont Place in Harlow

Communities / Wed 4th Jun 2014 at 10:17am

A NEW sculpture titled ‘Port of Calls’ was unveiled this week in Harlow (UK’s first ‘Sculpture Town’) on the site of Barratt Homes ‘Belmont Place’ development, by Sculptor Jonathan Clarke a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.

‘Port of Calls’ is the fourth sculpture to be located on the Fifth Avenue/Belmont Place development in Harlow, with numerous other sculptures of national significance by famous and lesser known artists, sited throughout the town. All of the sculptures will feature on a ‘sculpture map’ of Harlow which is being put together by ‘Friends of Harlow Sculpture’. The Harlow Arts trust has been instrumental in driving the rebranding of Harlow as the ‘UK’s first ‘Sculpture Town’ and many of the sculptures are owned and looked after by the Trust including those now located at Fifth Avenue/Belmont Place.

Adrian Sims, Operations Director of Barratt North London welcomed artist Jonathan Clarke, David Mitchinson (Harlow Art Trust trustee) Robern Halfon MP for Harlow, Jenny Lushington (Chair of friends of Harlow Sculpture) Angela Godfrey (Harlow Art Trust trustee) Sue McDonald (Harlow Art Trust trustee) and Councillor Muriel Jolles to the unveiling.

Adrian commented, “We had great pleasure today in unveiling this magnificent sculpture and are delighted that it is situated on Barratt Homes’ Belmont Place development. This work of art is a tremendous addition to Harlow and further endorses its new status as the UK’s first ‘Sculpture Town’. Thank you to Jonathan for his vision and artistic skill, also to the Harlow Arts trust who made this possible.”

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