The artist behind a County Durham art installation is giving a free talk about her career as the sculptures move to a new location.

Louise Plant was commissioned by Durham County Council to create Ps in a Pod, three cast iron sculptures which are arranged differently depending on their surroundings.

The artist, whose sculptures have been commissioned by the Ministry of Defence, RNIB, Persimmon Homes and Cunard Shipping Company as well as by many individuals, will speak about the inspiration behind Ps in a Pod as well as her successful career on Friday, 15 September.

Since May, the Ps have been sited at Noses Point in Seaham where a number of family activities have taken place over the summer.

The work is now moving to its second location in Wharton Park, where it will remain until 7 January 2018.

Lucy Jenkins, Durham County Council’s visual arts manager, said: “A key part of this installation was to place the work in community locations and we are pleased to see the sculptures in their new home of Wharton Park as they continue their journey across the county.

“The installation attracted a lot of attention while at Seaham and we are now looking forward to seeing how people respond in its new environment.”

The installation, which has been funded by Arts Council England and County Durham Foundation, is being accompanied by a programme of educational sessions for local schools and groups.

In the summer, children from Westlea Primary School in Seaham took part in a drama workshop based on the sculpture and its theme of ‘the same and different’.

Places for the talk, which takes place from 10am at Wharton Park heritage centre, are limited – to book your place visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk and search for ‘Louise Plant’.

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