Landmark Trust celebrates 50 years with Antony Gormley sculpture on Lundy Island
Lundy Island is a unique and popular attraction for visitors on their Devon holidays, but the Landmark Trust managed site is about to be cast into the national spotlight, as one of only 5 landmarks to feature a commemorative Antony Gormley sculpture.
The full-scale, cast iron human sculpture will be revealed at a “golden weekend” on Lundy Island next month, marking the 50th anniversary of the Landmark Trust. Over May 16th and 17th venues across the UK, including Lundy’s Millcombe House, will be holding free open days to mark the prestigious event.
Lundy was hand-picked by Antony Gormley, the famous artist behind The Angel of The North, to be one of only 5 sites to feature a LAND sculpture.
Antony Gormley said: "There is an excitement about making a sculpture that can live out here amongst the waves and the wind, the rain and snow, in night and day.”
Manager of Lundy Island, Derek Green, paid homage to the Landmark Trust: "Over the last 45 years, the Landmark Trust has painstakingly and carefully managed the island, enabling thousands of visitors to enjoy its outstanding landscape, wildlife, peace and tranquillity.”
"The installation of LAND will be a huge attraction for Lundy and we're delighted to be able to share the iconic sculpture with our visitors".
The sculpture will have full public access, and be free for everyone to see until May 2016 – so get planning that Lundy Island day out from our holiday parks in Devon!