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Tracey Emin: Roman Standard

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A sculpture by Tracey Emin of a long bronze pole with a sculpture of a small songbird perched on top

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (Accepted under the Cultural Gifts Scheme by HM Government from Frank Dunphy and allocated to Pallant House Gallery, 2018) © The Artist Courtesy: Tracey Emin Studio Photo: Barry Hale 2008

A tribute to Liverpool’s famed Liver Bird, Roman Standard was Emin’s first public art project. She describes the sculpture, often mistaken as a real bird, as a symbol of “hope, faith and spirituality” that acts as a point of contemplation.

Discover the sculpture in our courtyard garden where it forms a link between the stone ostriches that adorn the gateway to the original 18th century townhouse.

This work is part of a gift of six artworks by the group of contemporary artists known as the Young British Artists (YBAs), including Damien Hirst, Rachel Whiteread and Gavin Turk, given to the Gallery by Frank and Lorna Dunphy under the Cultural Gifts Scheme in 2018.

Diners sit under plane trees in a sunny courtyard