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Edinburgh, Lothian Road, Festival Square, Woman And Child

Sculpture (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, Lothian Road, Festival Square, Woman And Child

Classification Sculpture (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 302146

Site Number NT27SW 4671

NGR NT 24765 73313

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/302146

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  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

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Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (http://www.pmsa.org.uk/) set up a National Recording Project in 1997 with the aim of making a survey of public monuments and sculpture in Britain ranging from medieval monuments to the most contemporary works. Information from the Edinburgh project was added to the RCAHMS database in October 2010 and again in 2012.

The PMSA (Public Monuments and Sculpture Association) Edinburgh Sculpture Project has been supported by Eastern Photocolour, Edinburgh College of Art, the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, The Old Edinburgh Club, the Pilgrim Trust, the RCAHMS, and the Scottish Archive Network.

Field Visit (2 August 1999)

Sculpture of a standing woman, dressed in knee-length dress, headscarf and shoes, with her right arm around a boy who cowers at her side. Behind them, four corrugated metal sheets lean against a thin vertical pole. All are placed on a thin plain bronze base.

Inscriptions : On bronze plaque in front of sculpture (incised letters):'WOMAN and CHILD' / Erected by The City of Edinburgh District Council. / To honour all those killed or imprisoned / for their stand against apartheid. / Unveiled 22 July 1986 by Suganya Chetty. / Sculpted by Ann Davidson. / 'VICTORY IS CERTAIN' / .EDINBURGH. / THE CITY OF EDINBURGH COUNCIL.

Signatures : None

Design period : 1985-1986

Year of unveiling : 1986

Unveiling details : Unveiled 22 July 1986 by Mrs Suganya Chetty (member of the ANC but living in exile in Edinburgh)

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0021)

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