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The Battle of Britain models on exhibition October 24, 2006

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A new exhibit at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto features two full-scale terracotta models from a monument near London, England’s Westminster Abbey.

Terracotta models for bronze artworks dedicated to the Battle of Britain and installed in London last year will be on display at the Gardiner Museum from October 25, 2006 to January 15, 2007.

The two full-scale models, each eight metres long, were created by British sculptor Paul Day to cast the bronze reliefs on the Battle of Britain monument near Westminster Abbey. The monument honours those who participated in the four-month battle in 1940 to save Britain from Nazi invasion. It was unveiled by Prince Charles on September 18, 2005.

One of the models shows moments in a fighter pilot’s day; the other looks at ordinary people who carried out their work during the battle. The exhibition also includes Day’s Brussels: An Urban Comedy, an 11-metre-long terracotta relief sculpture depicting the city historically, politically and architecturally.

For additional information > www.gardinermuseum.on.ca 

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