Hall Conservation Ltd

Project Information

Hall Conservation are delighted to be restoring Sea Music, a site-specific sculpture by Sir Anthony Caro situated on Poole Quay in Dorset.

Sea Music was installed in 1991 as one of the first publicly accessible large scale sculptures in the UK.  Its multiple interlocking rings and curves were designed to evoke the sight and sound of rolling and tumbling waves at sea.

Sir Anthony Caro was an English abstract sculpture of truly international reputation who worked with Henry Moore early in his career.  Sir Anthony chose Poole as the location for Sea Music because of the many holidays he had enjoyed in and around the coastal town.

Sculptor Anthony Gormley has described Sea Music as “extraordinary” adding “It’s being restored and I hope it will be there forever, loved and cherished by everyone.”

Work began in February 2017 and will include a full restoration to secure the future of the sculpture and return it to its original shade of blue – as requested by Sir Anthony before his death.  Also in line with Sir Anthony’s wishes the work will change the viewing platform metalwork from blue to silver to help distinguish it from the sculpture itself.

A number of celebrations, talks, and other events are planned locally both during the restoration work and afterwards.

You can follow the progress of the Sea Music project on our own Twitter feed, Facebook page, and Instagram and also at:

Twitter:  @seamusicpoole

Instagram: @seamusicsculpture

There’s also a Facebook page.

With thanks to all at Poole Museum.