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Public Art Sculptures Unveiled In Weymouth

Sculpture prawn

6:18pm 17th July 2014
(Updated 6:19pm 17th July 2014)

Three sculptures that have been inspired by stories from local people have been officially unveiled in Weymouth.

The pieces designed by local artist Andy Kirkby are installed at the Weymouth Gateway site.

They've been paid for by Sainsbury's and New Look.

Antiques Roadshow Expert, TV's Paul Atterbury has given them the once over - he says there's already been a great local reaction.

"I've heard the 'Torpedosaur' already referred to as the Giant Prawn.  And that's fine.  It doesn't matter. When they are first put up people think what's that?  My dog could have done better. Then it slides into our consciousness and its there. And who knows what people are going to think in 100 years."

One piece is at the Park and Ride in Weymouth - Local artist Andy Kirkby worked with local people to come up with the idea for the piece called "Torpedosaur".

"We got references to the Whitehead Torpedo factory.  There's abit of George III in there and the obvious reference to the Ichthyosaur and the Dorset Coast which all merge together. I'm hoping it's a fun thing to look at as well, and no doubt kids will be climbing all over it."

So here are the sculptures, tell us what you think.

"Frame"

Sculpture mirror

"Under The Hill"

Sculpture Bus Shelter

"Torpedosaur"

Sculpture prawn

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