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Public Commissions


This next is the major commissioned work which could be described as "Public". The set of work described here was commissioned by Edinburgh District Council in association with the Crafts Division of the Scottish Development Agency in 1992 for the entrances to three public housing high-rise blocks at Westerhailes which were being refurbished. There was considerable input by the local community first choosing the names for the blocks, then selecting the artist from a shortlist of proposals. The individual relief panels are situated at the 5 entrances of each block. The composite panel was intended for an entrance marker to the entire complex. Unfortunately, the building work was never put in place, so this part of the work still lies in store, uninstalled.

Photograph of relief panel

Hailsland Park (Composite)

Cast bronze and sheet copper, height c.125cm. 1992

(Edinburgh District Council)

Lying in store, since the supporting structure was never built by the commissioners.

Photograph of a bronze relief representation of a stone cairn

Cairncross

Bronze, height c.40cm, 1992

Five casts, one at each of the five entrances to the block "Cairncross" at Westerhailes, Edinburgh.

Photograph of kiln

Kilncroft

Bronze, height c.35cm, 1992

Five casts, one at each of the five entrances to the block "Kilncroft" at Westerhailes, Edinburgh.

 

Photograph of drover

Drover's Bank

Bronze, height c.35cm, 1992

Five casts, one at each of the five entrances to the block "Drover's Bank" at Westerhailes, Edinburgh.

The Thierache relief panel for

Scottish Borders

Bronze on wood, height c.30cm, 1984

(Thierache Museum, France)

This was commissioned to mark the twinning of theThierache region in NE France with the Scottish Borders Region. A horse's head together with the soldier's head and spear was the Borders' logo, and this was expanded to include full figures set in an idealised Borders landscape, with hills, a tower house and stone dyke.

 

The Relief panel for

Antares Memorial

Bronze , width c.60cm, 1984

(Carradale Harbour, Argyllshire)

The fishing trawler Antares was lost with all four crew off the coast of Arran in 1990. This plaque was commissioned to mark this tragic event, as a memorial to those who died, and erected on the harbour wall.