National Recording Project


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

Desert Quartet III


Type Sculpture

     Large oversized bronze head on stone pedestal.
     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 on work from Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council: 'Frequently, throughout her career, the choice of imagery and her handling of it was related to personal preoccupations. The 'head' sculptures were started during seven years of living in France, between 1967 and 1973. The menacing goggled busts represented her reaction to the Algerian War and of the 1968 revolution in Paris.'

Related works : See also NPT010, 011, 012, 013 & 014. There are a number of other works at Margam Park. Contact Neath Port Talbot C.B. Council for further information.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Frink, Elizabeth Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Sculpture Bronze 122cm high
Pedestal Stone 122cm high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Metallic staining
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road None
Precise location Outside the Orangery in Margam Country Park
A-Z ref None
OS ref SS804865
Date of design None
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details None
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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