BBC Cymru Wales seeks artist for special "Grav" commission

Wednesday 4 November 2009, 17:10

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Ray Gravell

The search for the artist is being launched in partnership with Safle, the Wales-based independent public art consultancy and one of the largest public art organisations in the UK.

The final art work will sit alongside other figurative busts - including Carwyn James and Ryan Davies - in the reception area of BBC Wales in Cardiff, and will depict Ray Gravell in his role as broadcaster.

Ray Gravell was a regular commentator and pundit on BBC Wales radio and TV programmes, hosting his own BBC Radio Cymru programme Grav, as well as starring in a range of TV dramas.

As a rugby player Ray Gravell won 23 Welsh caps and a place in the British Lions squad which toured South Africa in 1980. He played for Llanelli from 1969 to 1985, was part of the Scarlets team which famously beat the All Blacks in 1972 and captained the team between 1980 and 1982.

Full details of the selection process are available on the Safle website at www.safle.com. Shortlisted artists will be invited to make a presentation of previous work and discuss their experience and particular interest in this project.

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