Art student revamps town’s roundabouts

Winner of roundabout sculpture competition, Emmanuel O'Brien.   Left to right -  Karen Mayhey (Havebury Housing), Paul Hayes, Julia Rackowe, Bob Cockle, Emmanuel O'Brien, Caroline Brown (st eds parks department), Mike Ames and Ian Winslet (CEO of suffolk housing society).
Winner of roundabout sculpture competition, Emmanuel O'Brien. Left to right - Karen Mayhey (Havebury Housing), Paul Hayes, Julia Rackowe, Bob Cockle, Emmanuel O'Brien, Caroline Brown (st eds parks department), Mike Ames and Ian Winslet (CEO of suffolk housing society).
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AN ART student has landed the chance to revamp two major roundabouts after emerging triumphant in a competition.

Emmanuel O’Brien, 17, designed a sculpture of King Edmund at the moment of his martyrdom for the makeover of Risbygate Street roundabout for the Bury in Bloom 25th anniversary contest. Inspired by the theme ‘From Abbey to arc’, he has also drawn up ideas for King’s Road roundabout.

The West Suffolk College fine art student, who won an iPad2 from Stormfront at the arc with a camera kit and personal training, said: “I’m pleased to have what’s essentially a commission as I want to become an artist.” Work will start on Risbygate Street first followed by King’s Road next year. It is being funded with sponsorship from Bury in Bloom, Bury Town Council, Havebury Housing Partnership and Suffolk Housing Society.