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ArtistMaker: Les Chorley
TitleOfWork: 'The Hope for a Full Life'
DateOfCreation: 1968
Dimensions: 525cm high x 165cm wide x 35cm deep
Medium: cut,welded and bent stainless steel; part-painted
Location: On the exterior of Rothwel Grange
AtoZReference: p.39 5F
Postcode: S60 2QU
Street: Broom Valley Road
TownOrVillage: Rotherham
AreaInTown: Broom
MetropolitanBorough: Rotherham
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: r050c
Description: Essentially abstract form with a white human figure crouching in the lower half of the relief sculpture on exterior of the building. The figure reaches upwards holding on to part of the sculpture with its right hand, whilst reaching downwards to grasp something with its left.

Commission: Arts Sub-Committee of Rotherham Corporation. The sculpture was commissioned to "enhance the beauty of Rothwel Grange" and was moreover "the first piece of modern sculpture on any Corporation property." Rothwel Grange, a purpose-built home for elderly residents, was designed and built by Architectural staff and the Welfare Committee of the Corporation. The official opening of the home was carried out on 25th November 1968 by the Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor T. Heath, J.P.

Comment: The artist, Les Chorley, is described in the commemorative leaflet for the opening of the homes as "a Yorkshire man born in 1918".

References: [1] Booklet produced to commemorate the Official Opening of Rothwel Grange and Broom Hayes, Welfare Committee, Rotherham Corporation, 1968

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