Council to fork out £45k for roundabout sculpture

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What’s wrong with a tub of daffs?

Eastleigh council are searching for an artist to provide artwork on a local roundabout.

There is £45,000 available to provide a piece of public art for the mini roundabout on Marshall Drive, West End, which is the access road for the Rose Bowl Cricket ground.

There is already an existing artwork at the junction of Marshall Drive where ‘Howzat’ by Richard Farrington was installed in 2003.



The site is currently owned by the landlords Queens College Oxford but it is hoped that Hampshire County Council will adopt the road after the completion of the Rose Bowl Holiday Inn.

It is intended that the £45,000 will come from developer contributions although the £32 million cost of developing the hotel facility will funded by the council.

Interested parties have until midday Friday January 7 to apply.

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One suggestion is ‘The Great Leader’ – a hollow Papier Mache statue in tribute to a well loved local politician made out entirely of 100% recycled copies of ‘Focus’ and ‘Eastleigh Borough News’.

the great leader

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