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restored over the years, with mostof the iron armature of the Londonversion having to be replaced inthe 1990s when it was found tobe rusty. The moulds were put ondisplay in the RA exhibition in1986, but no casts were madefrom them at that time. The FineArts Society was given licence toproduce just 10 castings from themoulds, and the new generation of casts emerged gradually overthe following decades. Of the nine already made, eight wereprivate commissions to adorngardens and atria out of thegeneral gaze, and only one is on public view, at the Art Museumof South Australia in Adelaide.The statue was actually anexperimental piece for Gilbert; thefirst public sculpture to be madefrom the then newly-discoveredmetal, aluminium. He found thatthe posture of the figure, leaningforward and balanced on the toesof a single foot, could not besustained in the usual bronze,which would be too heavy. Thenew metal also gave Gilbert thepatina effect of silvery brightnessthat he wanted. Below:The 12th and final castof Eros will be on display at theV&A from 2 April12NADFAS REVIEW / SPRING NEWSArts NewsArts and heritage updates from around the country. Compiled by Simon TaitSoon to be unveiled: Eros's final bowPhysiotherapistchosen asFolkestone'striennial mermaid A 38-year-old local mother of twohas been chosen as the model forFolkestone's own mermaid inanswer to the famous figure inCopenhagen's harbour. GeorginaBaker, a part-time physiotherapist,has been selected from womenwho submitted photographs ofthemselves for the sculpture to bemade by former Turner Prize finalistCornelia Parker. The eventualstatue will be part of theFolkestone Triennial later this year. The last Eros has been cast, readyfor the V&A's major springexhibition, The Cult of Beauty: TheAesthetic Movement in Britain1860-1900, which opens on 2April. Commissioned by the FineArts Society for the exhibition,founder Farquar Laing of Black IsleBronze has made the 12th andfinal cast of the Alfred Gilbertstatue, originally created as part ofthe memorial fountain to the Earl ofShaftesbury at Piccadilly Circus.The Piccadilly Eros was the onlyone to be cast originally, thoughone other was made in 1929 forSefton Park in Liverpool. Bothstatues have been extensively

Gregor Muir (right), the formerDirector of the Piccadilly gallery,Hauser & Wirth, has taken over thetroubled Institute of ContemporaryArts in succession to Ekow Eshunas Director. It means the 64-year-old ICA, which needed an ArtsCouncil bail-out of £1.2m from theSustain fund in 2009 and had tohalve its staff, has a new team atits head. Alison Myners, formerChair of the Contemporary ArtsSociety, was appointed Chairmanlast October. In 2010, the ICA wasestimated to be operating with adeficit of up to £800,000.ARTS NEWSICA picks former gallery directoras new headJones to leave V&A; Vogtherr to step in at WallaceSir Mark Jones has announcedhe is to leave the V&A inSeptember after 10 years asDirector. He is to become Masterof St Cross College, Oxford. Sir Mark masterminded themuseum's £120m refurbishment,creating the new Medieval andRenaissance Galleries, andpushing visitor numbers to thehighest level in its 150-yearhistory. No successor has yetbeen appointed. The next Director of the WallaceCollection, however, has beennamed in succession to DameRosalind Savill. He is Dr ChristophVogtherr, Curator of Pre-1800Pictures at the Wallace and thecurator of two exhibitions onWatteau which will open there inMarch. Between 2008 and 2010he was also acting Head ofCollections. Dame Rosalind, whohas been Director since 2002 andis a world authority on Sèvresporcelain, carried out majorrefurbishments of the building and galleries in her time andcreated a new restaurant in themuseum's courtyard. Missing paintingssee the light after15 yearsA combined operation byStrathclyde, Lothian and Borders police has recoveredthree paintings, worth £200,000, 15 years after theywere stolen from Glasgowmuseums. The pictures, bySamuel Peploe, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and FedericoBarocci were stolen in 1996 andlately offered for sale on the blackmarket. They were seized at aGlasgow art gallery.All of Shakespeare's 37 plays areto be performed in six weeks - in37 different languages, includingMaori, Urdu and Cantonese. Aspart of the Olympics/Queen'sJubilee 2012 celebrations, theGlobe will play host to companiesfrom all over the world so that from 23 April next year -Shakespeare's birthday - there willbe an Urdu Taming of the Shrew, aMaori Troilus and Cressida, aCantonese Titus Andronicus, andGlobe to stage the Bard in 37 languagesthe first ever Shakespeareproduction in British sign languagewhen Deafinitely Theatre presentsLove's Labour's Lost. "It has long been recognised thatShakespeare, as well as a greatplaywright, has become aninternational language, and hasproved one of the most life-affirming and barrier transcendingways that people can speak to one another," said DominicDromgoole, the Globe's ArtisticDirector. "As Shakespeare'stheatrical London home, we wantto celebrate this internationalaffection by welcomingShakespeare enthusiasts -producers, performers andaudiences - to experience his workin their own languages and dialectswithin this iconic theatre."Below:Theatrical companiesfrom all over the world willperform at the Globe Theatre REVIEW / SPRING 2011 13