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Pandemic Sculpture At Beau Sejour

A newly revealed sculpture pays tribute to the Bailiwick's response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

'Together as One' has been created by artist Mark Cook and funded by the John Ramplin Trust.

The four-sided column features rainbow-coloured stained glass and the crests of Alderney, Herm, Guernsey and Sark.

It has been installed at Beau Sejour, which has been Guernsey's Community Vaccination Centre for the past 11 months.

Mr Cook says he felt he needed to create a response to the events of the past 18 months.

“During the first lockdown I started to think about a sculptural installation that reflected the way that Guernsey has responded to the pandemic. Very early on I decided that any components used for the installation would be created on island as a means of helping local business as they recovered from lockdowns.”

The final piece is a combination of locally-made stain glass (Bryony Vivien at Guernsey Glass Craft),  granite (Lyndon Fox at Granite Le Pelly) and fabricated metal (Adrian Tourtel at Stainless-steel Fabrications Ltd).

"Because it is made of components that need to locate precisely this was a truly collaborative project, and without the skill and expertise of local craftspeople this could not have happened.” - Mark Cook

The sculpture is being unveiled by Jo Rocha who delivered the first coronavirus vaccine.

Clinical lead Jo Rocha gave the first Covid 19 vaccine in Guernsey in December 2020 to matron Dr Sue Fleming.

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