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Resurgence
Resurgence
Resurgence
Resurgence
Resurgence
Resurgence
Resurgence
Resurgence
Resurgence
Resurgence
Resurgence
Resurgence
Resurgence
Resurgence
Resurgence

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John Hoskin's Resurgence was the winning entry in a 1967 competition to design a large-scale metal sculpture for Darlington's new Town Hall. Organised by the Lions Club, the project's purpose was to provide the town with a distinctive modern work of art to symbolise Darlington's recovery from the threat of industrial decline. It was also the commissioners' intention that the competition should provoke discussion about art in the locality, and promote art practice in the north of England. The sculpture is formed of two diagonal rectilinear sheets of steel, bolted to two horizontal sheets. These sheets of steel are supported by a central column of four blue-painted beams. In 2015 the Town Hall forecourt was remodelled to create space for space a 75 metre long lay-by with two bus stops and extra lighting.

Title

Resurgence

Date

1970

Medium

stainless steel & paint

Measurements

H 500 x W 600 x D 350 cm

Accession number

DL1_HJC_S004

Acquisition method

commissioned by Darlington Lions Club, funded by public subscription and Arts Council

Work type

Sculpture

Owner

Darlington Borough Council

Custodian

Darlington Borough Council

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

27th May 1970

Access

at all times

Inscription description

incised in letters on stainless steel plaque on a low wall: “RESURGENCE” BY JOHN HOSKIN, PROVIDED / BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION AND ERECTED BY / THE CIVIC PROJECT COMMITTEE SPONSORED / BY THE DARLINGTON LIONS CLUB / THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY HER ROYAL / HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS ANNE TO MARK / THE HANDING OVER ON THE 27TH MAY 1970; there is a second plaque to the right of the Civic entrance to the Town Hall, incised in letters filled with black: In this area you can see: / Town Hall / The Town Hall was opened on 27 May 1970 by HRH / Princess Anne. It is a fine example of 1970s architecture. / ‘Resurgence’ Sculpture / The sculpture on the Town Hall forecourt is called ‘Resurgence”. / It was designed in 1970 by artist John Hoskin to represent / Darlington’s recovery after the closure of the railway industry on which the town formerly relied; bottom right of plaque, logo for the Darlington Heritage Trail

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Located at

Town Hall forecourt, Feethams, Darlington

DL1 5QT

In front of the Town Hall.