Gracie’s statue, from drawing to reality…

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Simon Reed (and a chap called David) from ‘Artful Logistics’ brought Gracie from the foundry in London and installed her on her plinth. Simon said ‘As a northern boy from Manchester it was a privilege to be involved with the first female statue in 100 years to be erected in the Greater Manchester region’.

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Sean Hedges Quinn’s wonderful creation, from drawings to maquette to full sized clay version.

 

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Roy Hudd and Sue Devaney

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Seb Lassandro with one of the three scale models, presented by artist Sean Hedges Quinn to those most closely involved with the statue project.

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Seb’s exhibition in the magnificent Rochdale Town Hall.

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Touchstones exhibition put onĀ for the celebratory weekend.

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Article by Roy Hudd in ‘Yours’ magazine [click to read]

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It didn’t take long !!! Fans of the local rugby club ‘The Hornts’ climbing on the statue to celebrate something or other. Gracie did buy them their kits a few years back though, so I’m sure she’d be chuffed.

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