Redcar Penguins

Family of Penguins by Tony Wiles


Redcar Penguins

installed 1994

each work: steel, concrete and polyurethane coating 1.05 m high approx x 66 wide approx

status: not listed

condition: good

condition details: paint erosion in parts; large cracks to largest work; dirty; scratched in some areas

Commissioned and owned by: langbaurgh borough council

custodian: Redcar and Cleveland Borough council

PMSA Record

Extract from the Public Monuments & Sculpture Association:

Nine penguins stand on the seafront esplanade. Seven birds seem lost and surround a signpost which gives directions to local places and to the South Pole. Another two stand looking out to sea, apparently having found their way.

Commissioned by the former council as a ‘jolly’ addition to the new signpost erected on the seafront esplande,(1) the penguins were made to Wiles’s designs by a company who specialise in making customised litter bins, bollards and street furniture.(2)



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