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’.
Sean Hedges Quinn’s wonderful creation, from drawings to maquette to full sized clay version.
Roy Hudd and Sue Devaney
Seb Lassandro with one of the three scale models, presented by artist Sean Hedges Quinn to those most closely involved with the statue project.
Seb’s exhibition in the magnificent Rochdale Town Hall.
Touchstones exhibition put on for the celebratory weekend.
Article by Roy Hudd in ‘Yours’ magazine [click to read]
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.