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ARTISTS are being invited to put forward designs for a recently announced public artwork celebrating the life of a famous former Island resident.

In the autumn, a new piece of artwork consisting of three enamel panels will be placed on the outside wall on the corner of Newport’s Little London Car Park, opposite Quay Arts in celebration of world-renowned seismologist John Milne.

Milne, who lived in Shide on the Isle of Wight from 1895 until his death in 1913,  is widely credited as revolutionising the study of earthquakes by inventing a new type of seismograph called the horizontal pendulum seismograph.

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Artists have until 5pm on Friday 18th May to submit their designs. After this, a panel will shortlist three designs which will then go to a public vote in the summer. The most popular following this vote will be produced on enamel at Island firm AJ Wells and Sons. The successful artist will receive a £2500 commissioning fee.

Artists can download a submission pack from which contains instructions on how to submit proposals. To receive this by post contact [email protected] or phone 821000 ext 3813


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