Venus and Cupid Sculpture, Morecambe

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Created in 2004 by Shane Johnstone and dedicated to those who have lost their lives working on the sea this sculpture installed in 2005 after the Chinese cocklers tragedy has become embroiled in a political tribal war which blights Morecambe Town Council. This iconic landmark could be lost if the councillors ignore the wishes of local people and vote to have the sculpture removed. This page has been set up for people to discover the themes and stories behind the sculpture, to add their own comments and to help save Venus and Cupid from demolition.

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  • As we drove into Morecambe we came across this very the unique sculpture just opposite Morecambe golf club. It was quite a dull morning so wish i had waited until later in the day as the sun shining o...  more »
  • Seeing this sculpture in several different weathers throughout the day was a joy. It captures the light and its background for some very dramatic photos.  more »
  • This work is situated between the road and promenade. It is a large piece of work that catches you attention. On a fine day an art lover could spend time here. It is a good opener for a discussion of ...  more »
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  • Large, modern sculpture on the promenade at Morecambe. Although it's called Venus and Cupid it looks more like a large rounded woman swinging a child around by its arms. Locally it's better known as the Mother and Child. I don't find it a pleasing piece of artwork.
  • A contemporary environmental art installation. Interesting history available on the related website.
  • So wonderful to have strong figures like this set against a marine landscape.

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