Monday, 25 November 2013

Sculpture celebrating town's fishing heritage unveiled in Redcar

A SECOND sculpture at the heart of the regeneration of Redcar seafront has been installed to celebrate the work of the town’s fishing boats.

Lifelines, which was created by Ian Randall and can be seen at the southern end of the Esplande, near to the RNLI museum, was designed to reflect the natural environment of the seafront.
Its base features five vessel forms designed to represent the notion of boats being launched or having been dragged back to shore – a reflection of the present fishing fleet perched on the esplanade and a reference to the lifeboat ‘The Zetland’.

Councillor Olwyn Peters, cabinet member for culture, leisure and tourism, said: “Lifelines is a real addition to the seafront and once again we are delighted Ian has produced such a striking piece of art that has been inspired by the natural environment of Redcar Seafront.

“This fantastic piece of artwork really compliments, the first sculpture, ‘Sinterlation’, which was installed earlier in the year and is a tribute to the town’s fishing and steel connection.”

The regeneration scheme is part of a multi-million pound sea fences project involving the council and the Environment Agency. 

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