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Runaway Rotavator
Runaway Rotavator
Runaway Rotavator
Runaway Rotavator
Runaway Rotavator
Runaway Rotavator
Runaway Rotavator
Runaway Rotavator
Runaway Rotavator

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Allan Sly submitted ideas for a sculpture to be sited outside Harlow Sports Centre and ‘Runaway Rotavator’ was commissioned in 1991 by Harlow Art Trust from the four maquettes offered. The work was re-sited when the sports centre was redeveloped into housing. ‘Runaway Rotavator’ was relocated to the Poundland Distribution Centre, near the Roydon Road roundabout after Sly visited and suggested repairs.


iron & resin


H 183 x W 122 x D 244 cm

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commissioned by Harlow Art Trust, 1991

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Harlow Art Trust


Harlow Art Trust

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