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Cinema Centenary sculpture

John Clinch
1997

Redcar /  Cinema Centenary sculpture   Redcar /  Cinema Centenary sculpture

Description

Painted steel plate sculpture: arranged in a ring around a curl of film and a seagull are figures representing Redcar's history with links to the sea, the local Regent cinema and two local heroes, Captain Cook and Gertrude Bell. It is one of two works designed by Clinch for Redcarís celebration of 100 years of British Cinema (the first is here). The sculptor felt seriously ill while working on it and the sculpture was completed by two artists and a blacksmith.

Redcar - Cinema Centenary sculpture
Lifeboatman
Redcar - Cinema Centenary sculpture
Captain James Cook, (Marton, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire 1728 - Hawaï 1779), British explorer, navigator and cartographer, famous because of his three voyages to the Pacific Ocean (Wikipedia). (his sister and father have Redcar connections)
Redcar - Cinema Centenary sculpture
Pirate with parrot, hook, eye-patch and peg-leg.
Redcar - Cinema Centenary sculpture
Gertrude Bell on a camel
(Washington New Hall, Durham, 1888 - Baghdad 1926), English writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, and archaeologist; she spent her early childhood in Redcar (Wikipedia).
Redcar - Cinema Centenary sculpture
Mermaid and film strip.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Great Britain
  • Bell, Gertrude
  • Camel
  • Clinch, John
  • Cook, James
  • Explorer
  • Mermaid
  • Pirate
  • Seagull
  • Location (N 54°37'2" - W 1°3'29")

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