Artist Tim Scrace has created the new artwork entitled ‘This Too Will Pass’. It celebrates the themes of movement and reflection and incorporates hand-selected stones from Salisbury Cathedral’s works yard.
The sculpture will remain in place over the summer months.
The installation is part of Salisbury BID’s ongoing support for local businesses, as they continue work to create a vibrant city centre, increase footfall and attract both residents and visitors to Salisbury’s businesses and hospitality venues.
Robin McGowan, Chief Executive of Salisbury BID said: “We’re delighted with Tim’s imaginative design for Salisbury’s High Street and look forward to seeing residents and visitors engaging with the sculpture as they come into the city for shopping, sightseeing and eating and drinking. With many of our businesses now open following the recent lockdowns the sculpture will act as an attraction and boost Salisbury’s offering.”
The BID originally commissioned the sculpture as part of City on the Move, the 800th anniversary celebrations of Salisbury Cathedral, last year, but installation was delayed by the closure of non-essential businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
The tough times seen by businesses over the last year has made the sculpture even more poignant, with its design focusing on movement and reflection.
Deborah Fox, owner of Fisherton Mill, said: “It is so exciting to see our cityscape being enlivened by this locally designed, interactive artwork for the summer season. Visitors and locals alike are now so much more appreciative of the outdoors and Salisbury is very blessed with vibrant and historic streets and our High Street views will be further enhanced with this addition.”
Over the summer artist Tim will be collaborating with students from Wiltshire College who will be on hand during the weekends to encourage the public to interact with the work, which has been funded by Arts Council England’s National Lottery Funding Grant. Anyone taking photos of the new artwork can post to social media with the hashtag #TTWP
Artist, Tim Scrace, said: “I am keen for the sculpture to be interactive, a place and a platform for the community to reflect on the past, make sense of this moment and to build a better future.”
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