ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Simnai Dirdro (Twisted Chimney)

Artist
Brian Tolle
Dates
  • Installed, 2010
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Simnai Dirdro - Brian Tolle
Description
Brian Tolle worked with some of the local residents of Bute Town to come up with a vision to create a landmark for Caerphilly that alludes to the industrial heritage of the region. Standing on the site of the Union Ironworks, the sculpture is intended to create a futuristic vision of the history of mining in Wales rather than being a literal depiction of the 19th century brick smokestacks. The twisted shape is modeled after some of the fallen chimney ruins from the former industry. It is meant...
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Location
Route A469 & Route B4257
Bute Town, Wales
United Kingdom

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