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ONLY A WEEK LEFT TO VOTE FOR NEW PUBLIC ART WORK

TIME  is running out for members of the public to vote for their favourite of four designs celebrating the life of a famous Island resident, John Milne.

Four artists – Lisa Traxler, Lisa Wilkens, Deborah Richards and Kevin Dean – have drawn up designs for the new display.

The artwork will consist of three enamel panels and will be placed on the outside wall on the corner of Newport’s Little London Car Park, opposite Quay Arts.

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To see the designs and make their vote, people should log on to www.iwight.com/milnecommission no later than midnight on Tuesday 17 July.

The designs can then be viewed by clicking on the link in the middle of the page. Voters should read all of the information before voting to ensure they make an informed choice and to get an idea of the voting criteria.

Alternatively people can vote in person at Quay Arts, just by the café.

The design with the most votes after the closing date on 17 July will be selected and commissioned. Only one vote per person is allowed and all votes will be verified once the process closes.

World renowned seismologist Milne lived in Shide from 1895 until his death in 1913 and is widely credited as revolutionising the study of earthquakes by inventing a new type of seismograph – called the horizontal pendulum seismograph – while he worked in Japan.

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