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Isle of Wight to select new artwork

Wed 28 Mar 2012

Isle of Wight to select new artwork

Tourists on Isle of Wight holidays in the future may be able to see a new piece of artwork that is coming to the island in order to celebrate former world-renowned seismologist John Milne.

The former Isle of Wight resident lived in Shide from 1895 until his death in 1913 and islanders are going to be given the chance to select the piece of art to celebrate him.

It was noted by the Isle of Wight Council that a new piece of artwork, which is going to consist of three enamel panels, is being commissioned and will be put on the outside wall on the corner of Newport's Little London Car Park, opposite Quay Arts, in the autumn.

Three designs are going to be put to the public vote in the summer, it was added by the local authority, which also noted Mr Milne was a keen photographer and some of his works can be viewed at Carisbrooke Castle's museum.

The castle is one of the Isle of Wight's most popular tourist destinations and was where King Charles I was once imprisoned.

Posted by Steph WhiteADNFCR-3083-ID-801328108-ADNFCR

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