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Man with Dog
Man with Dog
Man with Dog
Man with Dog

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Created by John McKenna in 1997, 'Man with Dog' was commissioned as part of the regeneration of Whitehaven in the same year, situated next to the newly restored fountain opposite the entrance to Castle Park. A male miner, sculpted in, now weathered, metal, appears to step out of the stone wall bearing a beaker of water, his faithful whippet close to his feet. Movement is the key feature in this statue, suggestive of the passing of time and of the fluctuating traditions and histories in the ex-mining community.


Date

1997

Accession number

CA28_RT_S048

Work type

Statue

Work status

extant

Access

at all times


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Located at

Lowther Street, Whitehaven

CA28 7AL

Located opposite the entrance to Castle Park, emerging from a wall onto the pavement.