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Artist search for Grav sculpture

Ray Gravell
The portrait sculpture will depict Ray Gravell in his career as a broadcaster

The search has started for an artist to create a portrait sculpture of the late Welsh rugby international and broadcaster Ray Gravell.

It will sit alongside busts of other greats - including rugby coach Carwyn James and comedian Ryan Davies - in the reception area of BBC Wales in Cardiff.

A statue to Gravell, who died in 2007 at the age of 56, stands outside the Parc y Scarlets stadium in Llanelli.

The new sculpture will depict him in his role as a broadcaster.

After finishing a distinguished career on the field which saw the centre play for Llanelli, Wales and the British Lions, he became a familiar and much-loved presenter on BBC Wales services in both the Welsh and English languages.

The search for the artist is being launched in partnership with Safle, the Wales-based independent public art consultancy.

Shortlisted artists will be invited to make a presentation of previous work and discuss their experience and particular interest in the project.



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