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Tuesday, April 17, 2007 


Biowoman, originally uploaded by jeff_halkett.

21 8 2006

Plans to build a 90ft-tall statue of a naked woman in Dundee have moved on after the project was given funding for a study to take it forward. It had been suggested that "Biowoman" could be erected at the city's Duncan of Jordanstone art school.

The Scottish Executive has now provided funds for a four-month feasibility study on placing it near Dundee's Sensation science centre.

The sculpture was conceived by international artist David Mach.

It is hoped that Biowoman, which would ultimately have to be approved by planners, could form part of a wider development by Sensation to create Scotland's first science learning centre.

Sensation chief executive Paul Jennings said: "Realising Biowoman would be a huge confidence statement for the city and comes at a time when it has a great deal to be confident about."

He added: "The feasibility study will determine what we can do, how much it will cost and what the new elements will look like.

"This is single step in a longer process but an important one nevertheless."

Carol Pope, leader of the Dundee University team which devised the project, added: "There is a long journey ahead but Dundee could yet be the base of the tallest - and some might say the boldest - sculpture in the UK."

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