ALL THE KING'S MEN SCULPTURE WALK


The Artists

 

Ivan Williams

After the battle

A relief sculpture in concrete at the top of Middlegate recreation ground - was the medium chosen by artist and weapons expert Ivan Williams.

Ivan also provided an archery workshop for the Grange Youth Centre with Dick Hilton of the Bowbrook Archers.

'Treacherous dips or sunken hedgerow hollows are already half filled graves as the fighting stops. The dead and dying are stripped of armour and other valuables. The chances of recovering from wounds are slim. Burial pits become fertile starting points for other life'.

Ivan Williams 

01743 790655
 

Stone Barns, The Bog
Minsterley
SY5 0NJ

design@ivanwilliams.demon.co.uk

 

Ivan supervises the installation of his work

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Ruth Gibson & Huw Powell Roberts

Provisions

Ruth Gibson and Huw Powell Roberts took the theme of Provisioning and created a 'King's table' out of brick clay at the end of Morris Close

'There are over 18000 men, plus camp followers assembled before the battle. Each army needs food to cut out hunger, and weapons to cut each other - both must be amply provided. You are invited to eat at the king's table'.

 

Huw and Ruth working with the brick clay on the King's Table

 Ruth Gibson

01743 248780

8 Alfred St,
Shrewsbury, SY2 5EX

ruthgibson@ic24.net

Huw Powell Roberts
 
01743 761578 2

Russell Place, Cross Houses,
Shrewsbury

info@huwpowellroberts.co.uk    
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Clinton Chaloner & Cheryl Hughes

 

Clinton and Cheryl with one part of their piece

The Eve of the Battle

This scene has been interpreted by Clinton Chaloner and Cheryl Hughes by a sculpture of an archer contemplating the coming battle and another of the Corbet raven looking on, perched on a pile of armour. Both were carved out of green oak with help from young people from the Grange Secondary School. The sculptures are in Bainbridge Green.

Mediaeval battles are bloodthirsty affairs and death or mutilation is a serious probability. Amidst snores and prayers, dreams of loot, and belching, armourers sharpen axes and archers keep bowstrings dry in preparation for tomorrow's uproar.

Clinton Chaloner - 07929 248019

Cheryl Hughes - 07800 939049

Windy Ridge, 47 Park Lane, Old Park, Telford TF3 4TG

c.chaloner@ic.ac.uk

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David Howorth

David with part of his 'Negotiation' at

its installation

Negotiation

David Howarth has explored the theme of Negotiation by creating life-size steel figures on the slope of the Moat behind the Anchor Pub between Gloucester Road and York Road.

'The rebels try to talk, but with so much to lose King Henry offers no option except conditional mercy for a few of the rebels - not a tempting offer. By afternoon the talking stops and the fighting begins. It is all over in less than two hours and Hotspur's head is hung from Shrewsbury's Buttercross'.

 

David Howorth

01746 789534

Hillshead, Tedstill

Bridgnorth WV16 6AH

dlhoworth@tiscali.co.uk

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Jeff & Pam Salter

Landscape

Jeff and Pam Salter's 'Landscape' is made of fired brick clay and is on Kynaston field.

'Why Shrewsbury? Why Harlescott? Royal and rebel armies converge on Shrewsbury to command the crossing of the Severn - the King holds the town but the rebels hold the battlefield slope beyond it. Many of the participants in the battle are celebrated in local road names'.

Jeffrey Salter

01746 714288

The Foldyard, Aston Eyre

Bridgnorth WV16 6XB

salterand.salter@virgin.net

 

 

 

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Jim Sadler

Divided Loyalties

Jim Sadler's work in steel on Corbet Field  interprets the theme of  Divided Loyalties.

'Only 2 years previously the rebels had been allies, fighting alongside King Henry in Scotland. Now, lusting for power and irritated by the King's ingratitude, Hotspur and Worcester rush headlong against Henry and his son to decide the future of the crown. Who has right on his side? - there are two ways of seeing it'.

 

Jim Sadler

01630 653143

Frogmore Cottage, 3 Frogmore Rd

Market Drayton TF9 3AX

info@jimsadler.co.uk

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