Thought-provoking sculpture to be installed at Nadder Centre
This sculpture will offer an opportunity for people to reflect and take stock. It not only gives a welcoming feature to the centre but also aims to provide inspiration and encourage creative engagement with the community."Allison Bucknell, Cabinet Member for Leisure
The Nadder Centre, in Tisbury, will be home to a thought-provoking piece of art later this month when a sculpture entitled ‘Silent Rhythm' is installed.
The piece by the sculptor Tim Harrisson, who is based in Wiltshire, will take pride of place near the entrance to the hub and will be officially unveiled at a special event on 28 September.
The Nadder Centre was opened in August 2017 and is proving to be a valuable asset for the local community, offering a wide range of facilities, including a fully equipped fitness suite, fitness studio, multi-purpose sports hall, netball court, plus meeting rooms and party hire. The hub is also home to the Orangery café, Tisbury Pre School, the Enterprise business units, Tisbury Children's Centre, a base for Tisbury Historical Society, a police drop in, a range of community rooms, a changing places facility, and a public library.
The £8m investment in the centre by Wiltshire Council for Tisbury and the surrounding area is part of the council's wider strategy to support local communities by providing health and wellbeing centres and hubs for a wide range of individuals, groups and services.
The sculpture was commissioned by Wiltshire Council working with Messums Wiltshire and supported by housing developer C G Fry and Son Ltd.
Allison Bucknell, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: "This sculpture is a great illustration of partnership working between all those who have been involved in the centre. Our hubs are often busy places with lots of people coming and going. This sculpture will offer an opportunity for people to reflect and take stock. It not only gives a welcoming feature to the centre but also aims to provide inspiration and encourage creative engagement with the community."
Providing an insight into the sculpture Mr Harrisson explained: "Over millenia the meandering flow of the River Nadder eroded the surrounding chalk to expose upfolded seams of Jurassic stone. The sculpture reflects this process of silent evolution."
Following the installation, a series of creative opportunities are being planned with the local school and at the centre.
People are invited to attend from 10am on 28 September for the official unveiling of Silent Rhythm at the Nadder Centre, Weaveland Way, Tisbury SP3 6HJ.