Inspiring sculpture unveiled at library

Children and guests at the unveiling ceremony of sculpture at Hampton Library EMN-150115-190434009

Children and guests at the unveiling ceremony of sculpture at Hampton Library EMN-150115-190434009

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Youngsters were invited to take part in the unveiling of a new piece of art at Hampton Library last week.

The sculpture “State of a Nation” was created by the artist Doug Cocker, from Alyth in Perthshire

Much of his work reflects contemporary social and political issues, including “State of a Nation” created in 1986 which depicts a temple on rockers with a wrecking ball locked in the columns

State of a Nation will be part of Peterborough’s portfolio of sculptures which is one of the most impressive collections of works by British sculptors in the country.

Arts development officer Alex Hugo said: “The unveiling went really well and children from the library’s reading group joined us and created some paper sculptures of their own. We also talked about the work and what shapes were used.”