Tuesday 31 December 2013

Core Values

I don't usually associate rugby with art, but with brute strength, beefcake and boredom. However, the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham has opened Core Values: The Life and Work of Gerald Laing. Shown is his monumental bronze sculpture Core Values (2010), 27ft tall, weighing five tonnes and costing £455,250. It stands on the South Stand piazza of Twickenham Stadium. Engraved around the base of the statue are the five core values of the game of rugby union: teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship. The exhibition features Gerald’s conceptual drawings and the resin moulds used to cast the five large-scale players’ heads. Admission costs £7 for adults and £5 for silver surfers (CLICK).


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