Londonderry sculptor takes a shine to Edward Carson
LONDONDERRY sculptor and St Columb’s College old boy John Sherlock has taken a real shine to iconic Irish Unionist Edward Carson!
The Londonderry native has been busy at work on the major bronze restoration of the iconic Carson Monument in Stormont.
In partnership with a specialist team from Powderhall Bronze in Edinburgh, John has been working to restore the statue, bronze plaques and benches to their original beauty as created by English Sculptor LS Merryfield in 1933. The work on the monument is expected to be completed in the next week.
Last year John witnessed the unveiling of his bronze memorial to the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) at Lisburn.
The bronze Memorial of a UDR Soldier and Greenfinch was erected in Market Square Lisburn in memory of the 50,000 men and women who served in the Ulster Defence Regiment.
The UDR Memorial Trust felt it appropriate that a suitable memorial be erected in memory of all those men, and women, who served in the Regiment in both a part-time and a full-time capacity.
A former lecturer in Art and a successful businessman, John is also an internationally recognised sculptor. He was educated at St Columb’s College, and graduated from Belfast and Liverpool Colleges of Art.
He has served as Council Member and Honorary Secretary of the Royal Ulster Academy, and was awarded the OBE in 2009 for his services to the arts.
His restoration of the Carson monument is timely indeed given the centenary of the Ulster Covenant this year.
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