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Cormorant Boat

Kate Siddle

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The sculptress said about this sculpture, when it was replaced in 2017:

The actual inspiration for the sculpture came from my experience of living near to the sea and its abstract form was designed to evoke that experience.
Its form is suggestive of boats, seabirds, of fish, whales and waves all of which resonate with life lived on the east coast and very specific to Hull.

The sculpture was originally commissioned in 1987 as part of a national competition sponsored by city-based insurance company Rixon Matthews Appleyard. It won the 1987 Hull Open Sculpture competition and the commission itself went on to win the Daily Telegraph award for best commission of new art in any medium for that year.

According to the sign, the artist is 'Kate Hartford', however in the on-line newspaper articles she is called 'Kate Siddle'.


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Item Code: gbyh027; Photograph: 25 July 2019
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