Erasmus Darwin
Erasmus Darwin

Lichfield residents are being invited to help design a new sculpture to Erasmus Darwin.

Erasmus Darwin House will be holding free workshops between October 26 and 30 where people can work with professional artists on the development of the monument design.

To be a part of the team designed the sculpture, simply tell them why you would like to be involved and you could find yourself working alongside the artist this summer, researching, drawing, collecting images and thoughts and even designing your own model of what you think the sculpture might look like, before the finished work goes on public display later this year.

No previous skills are necessary, just an interest and a commitment to attend the workshop project –  you don’t even have to have drawn a picture before.

The statue will be sited on Beacon Park as part of the plans for the newly renovated park scheme. Subject to funding, the bronze artwork will last forever as a testament to Erasmus Darwin. And those involved in the workshop project will have their names cast in bronze upon the sculpture forever.

Anyone over 16 may apply but anyone under 18 will require permission from a parent or guardian.

The workshops have been funded by a grant from Staffordshire County Council Development Fund and are free but there are limited places.

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