The Kirkham Covenant Project wants to provide a lasting interpretation and visual representation of the collaboration between the Armed Forces, Armed Forces Families and Ex-Service personnel with the community of Kirkham.
The artwork will be situated along the developing Remembrance Way for all to enjoy.
the proposed site for the sculpture
Excellent sculpture design ideas from Year 2 pupils (July 2016) at St.Michael's Primary School in Kirkham
Sculpture Design from Phil Garrett
Phil has been working on a half size model of the sculpture and has sent these pictures from his studio in Liverpool
First thoughts on a design
Following consultations taken place so far, Phil has drafted up an idea for consideration. We would welcome your comments.
A = figurative group sculpted by Phil Garrett
B = decorative pathway with inscriptions
C = Seating area mimicking the Fish Stones
D = Information plaque
E = Plinth with plaque
Sculpture Placement Proposal
The proposal is for the sculpture to be accessible and interactive. The placement within a seating circle invites visitors to interact with the sculpture and perhaps ask questions such as what is the boy reading? is it good news or bad? What links this to the Armed Forces contribution to Kirkham? An information board placed nearby will give an explanantion to the sculpture and details of this project.
Sculptor Phil Garrett sets his sculpture into the foundation
This project aims to make every effort to give everyone an opportunity to contribute in some way to this project.
In May, Pupils at St.Michael's Primary School learned abpout the project in their school assembly.
Following Kirkham Civic Sunday Parade, artist Phil Garrett discussed ideas with members from the 2nd Kirkham (St. Michael's) Scout Group and members of the community.
Artist Phil Garrett spoke to the group about the sculpture and drawing figures and here are some of the ideas.
Some great ideas from 2nd Kirkham Scout Group
At the 2nd Kirkham (St Michael's) Scout Group Open Day on 3rd July, Phil Garrett demonstrated the basics for figurative sculpture. There were some excellent ideas and sculptures produced that will go to form an exhibition in the Autumn.
The Sculpture is Installed
The sculpture has been installed along Remembrance Way in Kirkham. Sculptor Phil Garrett helped to set the artwork into the cobbled circle. The stones set into the circle were reclaimed from the Fish Stones Circle in Kirkham Town Square and the seating arranged so that the sculpture enables 'conversation' with visitors. The project has been funded through the Armed Forces Community Covenant fund and the landscaping achieved via a kind donation from the Edith Mary Clark Foundation and The Friends of Kirkham Parks. The landscaping and installation was expertly completed by a team from Kirkham Open Prison.