Sitting Bull Returns To Otterspool

Dhruva-Mistry-SittingBull.jpgThanks to Marie on the Forum for reminding me about this. The sculpture returned to Otterspool last November, I was going to have a look before posting it here but haven’t got round to it yet.

Garden Festival sculpture to take pride of place at Otterspool Prom
A distinctive 2.8metre high sculpture, formerly part of the 1984 Garden Festival, is being revamped as part of Mersey Waterfront’s Pride in Our Promenades scheme at Otterspool in South Liverpool.

Dhruva Mistry’s Sitting Bull was originally installed at Liverpool’s Garden Festival site more than twenty years ago
. It has now been brought out of storage and been hoisted into it’s new home on a grassy area close to the promenade, where it will be repainted and restored to its former glory. A new footpath will link the sculpture with the prom and Riversdale Road.

£1.4m renovation work on the prom began in September, with a package of improvements including new railings and better seating, bins and signposting. The work is being funded through the Mersey Waterfront Programme – which is supported through the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Liverpool City Council is delivering the project as part of the Mersey Waterfront programme.

Link to liverpool08 news item
Dhruva Mistry’s website