Newport Galvanizers has lent a helping hand to the creation of a celebratory sculpture commissioned to commemorate a renowned arts festival’s 25th anniversary.
The plant was called upon to provide its specialist hot dip galvanizing service to metal structure ‘Jubilation’, which renowned artist Lucy Unwin was commissioned to mark Bewdley Festival’s Silver Jubilee. One of Worcestershire’s leading art events, the festival has welcomed many well-known musicians, dancers, and actors over the years, as well as showcase its local talent.
The steel sculpture has been installed in Jubilee Gardens, Bewdley, and has been designed by Gloucestershire-based Lucy, whose eye-catching idea was selected by Festival Trustees from 27 other potential submissions from across the UK. ‘Jubilation’ portrays four human figures holding hands and represents the family, community, and the arts.
Mike Small, Sales Manager of Newport Galvanizers, explained: “We are delighted to have helped out Lucy with this project, especially as it will have such a strong focal point in the town. ‘Jubilation’ is an amazing piece of art, and a fitting way to mark 25 years of Bewdley Festival.”
Lucy Unwin, whose previous works have been sold to Germany, Iceland, and the USA, amongst others, said: “I was delighted my design was chosen as the winning sculpture for the permanent piece of artwork in Bewdley. I approached Newport Galvanizers as it is crucial to protect the steel to ensure the durability of the artwork. They provided a fast and efficient service and I was very pleased with the final result.”