'The Angel of Burnham'? Could internationally renowned artists be encouraged to design a world-class artwork for town?

The Angel of the North: Could an international artist of the same calibre as its creator, Antony Gormley, create an artwork for Burnham?

The Angel of the North: Could an international artist of the same calibre as its creator, Antony Gormley, create an artwork for Burnham?

First published in Local News

World class artworks could boost the district's tourist economy, say consultants.

Maldon District Council appointed Ingham Pinnock Associates in January to look into ways of regenerating the Dengie Peninsula.

The firm's suggestions include a “world class art installation” on Wallasea that can be seen from Burnham, and another piece of art in Burnham providing information about the artwork on Wallasea and details on how to get to the island.

It said a competition to choose the design could attract international artists and architects such as Antony Gormley, creator of the Angel of the North, and Thomas Heatherwick, who made the Olympic Cauldron for the Olympic flame at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

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5:18pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Dave Bruce says...

The correct term is actually "work of art" or "piece of art", because "artwork" is a technical term used in the graphic art industry has an entirely different meaning.
The correct term is actually "work of art" or "piece of art", because "artwork" is a technical term used in the graphic art industry has an entirely different meaning. Dave Bruce
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9:48am Fri 20 Jun 14

Opsiomath says...

Good if Maldon District Council really think they have got this kind of money to help improve Burnham, not sure though if this is the best particular investment..

This kind of landmark art installation is now horrendously expensive because of the need to engineer it to the highest safety standards after the fiasco of Thomas Heatherwick’s ‘B of the Bang’ 2002 £1.42 million sculpture in Manchester that had to be dismantled and scrapped in 2009 because of safety concerns plus a £1.7 million court case

The twisty red Orbit in Stratford 2011 by Sir Anish Kapoor cost £19.1 million.

The ‘Angel of The South’ - the White Horse at Ebbsfleet is still stalled because nobody has been able to raise the estimated cost of between £12m and £15m, - whether it ever appears remains to be seen

Hope MDC didn’t pay the consultants who recommended this too much money ..
Good if Maldon District Council really think they have got this kind of money to help improve Burnham, not sure though if this is the best particular investment.. This kind of landmark art installation is now horrendously expensive because of the need to engineer it to the highest safety standards after the fiasco of Thomas Heatherwick’s ‘B of the Bang’ 2002 £1.42 million sculpture in Manchester that had to be dismantled and scrapped in 2009 because of safety concerns plus a £1.7 million court case The twisty red Orbit in Stratford 2011 by Sir Anish Kapoor cost £19.1 million. The ‘Angel of The South’ - the White Horse at Ebbsfleet is still stalled because nobody has been able to raise the estimated cost of between £12m and £15m, - whether it ever appears remains to be seen Hope MDC didn’t pay the consultants who recommended this too much money .. Opsiomath
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9:49am Fri 20 Jun 14

Jack222 says...

Cost? Oh from our council tax? Return? Hmm - last time I looked at the Angel up north I appreciated it from a distance as I drove down the M road...

Needs a very close analysis of cost and return, I suspect it would not add to tourism at all...
Cost? Oh from our council tax? Return? Hmm - last time I looked at the Angel up north I appreciated it from a distance as I drove down the M road... Needs a very close analysis of cost and return, I suspect it would not add to tourism at all... Jack222
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8:02am Sat 21 Jun 14

An alternative view says...

Ingham Pinnock Associates - A website that says little but has lovely pictures, wonder how they scored this gig?... I'm sure they're not another "agency" that are better at selling themselves than anything of any benefit?
Ingham Pinnock Associates - A website that says little but has lovely pictures, wonder how they scored this gig?... I'm sure they're not another "agency" that are better at selling themselves than anything of any benefit? An alternative view
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