Seagulls and sculpture in St Ives

Hepworth Dual Form preserved for the enjoyment of future generations in Cornwall.

This stunning bronze Dual Form sculpture by artist Barbara Hepworth has been restored with the support of Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA) and Porthmeor Fund. 

The artwork dating from 1967, which is sited outside the Guildhall in St Ives in Cornwall, was showing signs of deterioration caused mainly by lime in seagull droppings and was displaying active corrosion from water ingress around its base. Over the years, the sculpture’s original dark brown patina had changed to grey-green and areas of verdigris corrosion were causing concern. 

PMSA funded the conservation work (in partnership with Porthmeor Fund) under our ‘Preserve and Protect’ initiative. Sculpture conservator, Laura Davies, from Todmorden completed the restoration work on behalf of St Ives Town Council last month, returning the public artwork to its former glory.

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