Residents can vote for artwork on city junction

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Have your say

RESIDENTS are being given the chance to have their say on new artwork to go on a city roundabout.

People of Stamshaw and Tipner are being asked what they think should go on the M275’s new junction.

Portsmouth City Council has appointed artists from Wheely Down Forge, in the Meon Valley, to work on sculptures for the Tipner Interchange as a community art project.

Led by metal sculptor Charles Normandale, they will be holding workshops at Alexandra Park, on August 17, from 11am, as part of Stamshaw and Tipner Fair.

Mr Normandale said: ‘We’re very excited about being part of this project and can’t wait to get local residents’ thoughts on the two themes.

‘It’s great to be able to give people the chance to understand and help shape the artwork going into the area, and as well as having their say.

‘We hope they will enjoy taking part in the workshops.’

Residents will be able to see two themes being developed, discuss them with the artists and vote for their favourite.

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