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BIGGER, Clare - 'Spirit of Wigan'

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Artist: BIGGER, Clare
TitleOfWork: 'Spirit of Wigan'
DateOfWork: 2005
Dimensions: Height: 10m
Medium: stainless steel
Location: Wigan
Country: UK - England
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Dave Ball
Location: Off junction 25 of the M6.

Description: View of roundabout and sculpture. Three figures; two supporting an arch on which the third figure appears to swing.

Commission: Wigan Borough Council. This sculpture is part of the council's Transport Corridors Programme and also of the Ince Economic Development Zone. Funding from North West Regional Development Agency and the European Regional Development Fund and also from local company Totesport.

Comment: A Gateway Sculpture. The Council website describes the firgures as "representing the strength and optimism of the borough."


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