Venus and Cupid Sculpture, Morecambe

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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  • I pass this at least twice per week and wonder why its there. Its multi coloured and looks as though a mother is throwing her child into the sea. Its out of place and should be removed.  more »
  • As you drive along the promenade, there it is - a rather wierd modernistic large statue which looks much more like a mother and child than Venus and Cupid. Not sure why the name. But it is unusual and...  more »
  • this looks like an after thought ,it has nothing to do with morecambes heritage ,and its to far from the central area,it looks like a mother throwing a child out to sea  more »
  • 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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