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The British Ironwork Centre to create National Museum Centrepiece (25th June 2014)

The British Ironwork Centre to create National Museum Centrepiece

The British Ironwork Centre, based in Oswestry, had been approached by the National Motorcycle Museum in Bickenhill, Solihull, to loan its stunning classic motorcycle sculpture as an exhibit to feature in the "pop-up art gallery" which forms part of the Museum's 30th anniversary celebrations.

Whilst delivering the sculpture, the Centre’s team met with Museum Director, James Hewing, who issued them an exciting challenge. Having heard of the Centre’s speciality of creating large-scale sculptures from unusual items, Mr Hewing asked if the team would be able to recycle spare motorcycle and car parts into a spectacular work of art.

Mr Hewing will bring a team from the Museum to meet with the British Ironwork Centre’s Graphic Design and Creative teams to discuss ideas after viewing the incredible items on display in Shropshire’s first Sculpture Park.

Clive Knowles, the Centre’s Chairman, said “When we met James Hewing, he told us of a huge number of gearboxes, pedals, and handlebars that had simply been taking up valuable space in the museum for many years.”

“Having learned of the Centre’s reputation for unusual, recycled artwork, he has asked us to take these spare parts and turn them into something spectacular to create wonder and reflect their history. It’s a huge honour to be associated with the Motorcycle Museum and we were delighted to accept the challenge.”