Tuesday 20 March 2018

Artist sought to sculpt €64,000 Wogan statue

BBC icon Terry Wogan Photo: Clive Gee/PA Wire
BBC icon Terry Wogan Photo: Clive Gee/PA Wire

David Raleigh

Limerick City and County Council is looking for an artist to create a €64,000 memorial statute of late BBC legend Terry Wogan in his home city.

In the wake of the first anniversary of the death of the radio and television star on Tuesday, Limerick's joint local authority is inviting "a number of artists who work in creating life-sized sculptures through the medium of bronze and who can deliver within a specified time frame, to come up with ideas".

It added: "A selection committee, including input from the public, will then select the preferred memorial."

When asked how much the memorial statue would cost, a spokesperson said: "There is no cost being suggested, but public realm works art has a maximum of €64,000."

Sheila Deegan, arts officer with Limerick City and County Council, explained how Wogan's love of broadcasting would "feed into the plans for the memorial".

Irish Independent

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