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Time and Tide

Philip Bews and Diane Gorvin

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Group of sculptures of the bronze figures on blue painted steel columns and a frieze relief in glass-reinforced concrete painted in acrylic and bolted onto the curved dock wall.

The figures on the steel columns are ship repairers 'of an earlier age': a riveter wielding a hammer and a standing figure hauling a taut rope.

Liverpool - Time and Tide
A riveter wielding a hammer.
Liverpool - Time and Tide
Figure hauling a taut rope.

The frieze consists of forty-six one metre square panels. Forty-four panels consist of five different panels repeated. At each end are inscription panels and identical half-panels decorated with life-casts taken from employees of the Customs and Excise Building.

Liverpool - Time and Tide

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Text panel and half-panel.
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Woman in a wheelchair operating a computer,
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Ship on two panels.
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Ship builders.
Liverpool - Time and Tide
Ship builder.


time and tide
philip bews 1993

the sculpture takes as a theme the past and
future uses of queens dock. these are
represented by images of ship repair and
modern computer users. bronze ship repair
workers are set on steel columns which
evoke a ship's prow and boiler section.
the relief panels on this original dock
wall were made by diane gorvin.
time and tide
philip bews 1993

co-sponsored by:
hm customs and excise
merseyside development corporation
psa building management manchester
psa projects
wimpey construction uk
north west arts board
the esmée fairbairn foundation
the foundation for sport and the arts
bucknall austin plc


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Locatie (N 53°23'35" - W 2°59'22") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: gbnw126; Photograph: 19 June 2023
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