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Street Sculpture White And Bright Again

Thursday 19 January 2012, 4:36PM

By Marlborough District Council

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A work of Marlborough sculpture Lydia Geldof.
A work of Marlborough sculpture Lydia Geldof. Credit: Marlborough District Council

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The clean white lines of the street sculpture gracing Bythell Place have been restored.

The work of Marlborough sculpture Lydia Geldof, the sculpture was commissioned by Creative Marlborough and a former CBD advocacy group in conjunction with the Marlborough District Council.

Dutch-born Lydia Geldof has been a sculptor in Marlborough since the early 1980s.

Marking the 2000 Millennium, the female shape symbolises fertility and productivity and the future; the flowing form mirrors the flow of the Wairau River and the fertility it brings to the valley while, from the back, the sculpture resembles a jumping fish shape, designed to represent Marlborough’s abundant fisheries.

Part of Marlborough’s small collection of public art, the elegant street sculpture has been cleaned and water-proofed as part of its regular maintenance.