Chapter are pleased to announce, that after nearly fifty years, Garth Evans' Untitled Sculpture returns to Cardiff.
In 1972 Garth Evans created a large-scale sculpture that was placed in The Hayes, Cardiff city centre, for six months as part of an important, nationwide sculpture project. After the project, the sculpture was relocated to Leicestershire where it remained hidden, neglected and unseen by the public ever since. Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, supported by Art Happens with Art Fund, the generous donations of the public have enabled Chapter to carry out specialist restoration. In a unique project, Chapter will now return the work to its original location, for six months, almost 50 years after it was first seen.
The sculpture will be installed in The Hayes, Cardiff, this September and will be displayed until March 2020.
Do you remember this sculpture? Are you in these photos?
In collaboration with Chapter a short documentary film is being made about the sculpture and this moment in Cardiff’s history. Chapter would love to hear from anyone who remembers the sculpture, who played on it, commented on it or just remembers it being on The Hayes in 1972. If you have any memory of the sculpture or know anyone who does, you could be of great help to this project collecting and celebrating Cardiff community history.
Until 22 Sept, the artist who made the sculpture and a team working on the film will be in Cardiff and would love to speak with you in person, or skype and email is also possible. If you can help, please contact Chapter by email or Facebook (email: Hannah.Firth@chapter.org or message Chapter Gallery via their Facebook page).