Sculpture Park attracts finest works from around the world

Staff at Shropshire’s first Sculpture Park have been delighted by the arrival of a stunning, large-scale piece from the continent.

The Sculpture Park, based at the British Ironwork Centre near Oswestry, received the spectacular work depicting Perseus and his winged horse, Pegasus, after the slaying of Medusa, from Germany.   The sculpture has received huge attention since its public debut last week.

The Centre has obtained cover to the value of £50,000 for Perseus after taking specialist advice suggesting that specific insurance for their high-value exhibits is needed.

Clive Knowles, Chairman of the British Ironwork Centre, said “We’ve been thrilled by the response to the piece which is based upon one of the most famous tales in Greek mythology – the slaying of the Gorgon Medusa, who turned to stone all those who dared to look at her.  The quality of the piece is stunning and it appeals to visitors young and old alike.”

“It illustrates a story that has been retold countless times world-wide throughout the centuries.  It has huge educational value in addition to it its aesthetic appeal – it has enabled visiting schools to discuss and learn more about Greek mythology.

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