National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Seastack, Chariot, Rugby Temple


Type Sculpture

     Three large freestanding woodcarvings from oak sections
     Arran Ross was resident on Margam Country Park for ten weeks in 1994 as part of the Arts Council of Wales and the Highland Regional Councils' artists exchange. Taken from leaflet 'Sculpture at Margam': Margam has been a premier arts venue since 1983. It has attracted sculptures from all over the world and has staged many prestigious exhibitions. In the past the park has been linked with the Henry Moore Trust, the Royal Society of British Sculptures, the Frink Collection and the Hepworth Collection. Today sculpture at Margam is funded by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and assisted by the Arts Council of Wales. The collection is situated in and around the famous Margam Orangery.
     Information from NPT County Borough Council: 'In terms of subject matter Arran drew from a variety of sources, combining industrial imagery with more historic monumental forms. One piece 'Chariot' represents the surrounding industrial area by reflecting on the steel and mining industries; 'Rugby Temple' obviously represents the Welsh obsession with this sport and 'Seastack' has echoes of the Celtic Great Wheel Cross based at Margam Stone Museum incorporated into it.'

Related works : See also NPT010, 012, 013, 014 & 015. There are a number of other works at Margam Park. Contact Neath Port Talbot C.B. Council for further information.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Ross, Arran Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Sculptures x 3 Oak Range in height from 183cm to 366cm

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road None
Precise location In Margam Country Park
A-Z ref None
OS ref SS804865
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1994
Unveiling details 1994
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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