Falmouth council gives thumbs up to giant oyster sculpture

Falmouth council gives thumbs up to giant oyster sculpture

Falmouth council gives thumbs up to giant oyster sculpture

First published in News

Plans for a sculpture of an oyster shell which would stand almost nine metres high on the waterfront in Falmouth, have won the support of the town’s planning committee.

The Oyster, which would be installed on the small quay off Events Square to the rear of Zizzi’s, is the idea of Cornish sculptor Andy Nicholls who has developed the project with the help of engineer, Tony Cowles, and oyster expert, Katy Davidson.

The proposal is for a 8.4 metre high sculpture in stainless steel with a base containing a hydraulic ram which would move the top of the shell section to a maximum of 20 degrees in time with the tide.

Seating would be created around the base, which has a circumference of 12 metres, and would be made of reclaimed timber from Falmouth Docks.

When the application went before councillors this week, Steve Eva said: “I reckon we should be supporting things like this. It can only enhance Falmouth.”

His colleagues agreed and the committee unanimously supported the application, which will ultimately be determined by Cornwall Council.

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2:55pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Well done to Falmouth Town Council for supporting the application. Falmouth is big enough to host this, and anything that attracts visitors to the town can only be a good thing.
Well done to Falmouth Town Council for supporting the application. Falmouth is big enough to host this, and anything that attracts visitors to the town can only be a good thing. Gill Z Martin
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10:25pm Fri 4 Jul 14

seacom says...

Truly a fitting memorial to the oyster fishery should the harbour be dredged.
Truly a fitting memorial to the oyster fishery should the harbour be dredged. seacom
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7:44am Sat 5 Jul 14

molesworth says...

Not sure about it myself. Looks like a broken slinky toy balancing on top of an upside down ice cream cone. Though I suppose if someone says it's art it is art...
Not sure about it myself. Looks like a broken slinky toy balancing on top of an upside down ice cream cone. Though I suppose if someone says it's art it is art... molesworth
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