‘Turning Point’ for Salisbury

By Anita Jaynes on 14 April, 2021

A new sculpture named ‘Turning Point’ has been installed in Salisbury Market Place as the city’s high street businesses begin to reopen this week.

The tall granite work was created by John Maine RA and is intended as a link between the City and the Cathedral as well as a ‘marker of confidence’, contributing to a sense of optimism for the future of Salisbury.

At 4.2 metres high and an estimated weight of five tons, the sculpture is built in seven courses of granite and shaped in the form of a spire. The sculpture marks the passage of time, as its shadow encircles the base. Its twisting form creates a further sense of movement within a still object.

For public safety, barriers are currently surrounding the sculpture whilst the mortar sets. These will be removed on Thursday 15th April for people to enjoy Turning Point in all its glory.

To find out more about John Maine RA and his work click here.