Marcus Vergette

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Marcus Vergette MRSS (born 1961) is a sculptor based in the UK, much of whose recent work involves bells.[1][2] He is also a double bass player and composer.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Vergette was born in Carbondale, Illinois. He studied at Portsmouth School of Art, Southern Illinois University and Central School of Art, London (1981-1983).[4]

Time and Tide Bells[edit]

Vergette's Time and Tide Bells project comprises bells which are hung on the UK coast and are rung by the action of the sea at high tide. The first was installed at Appledore, Devon in 2009, the sixth at Morecambe, Lancashire in 2019, and as of 2019 further installations are planned.[5][6]

Other works[edit]

Vergette's first bell was created as a community project in his local village of Highampton, where he has a small farm, to celebrate the ending of the Foot and Mouth Disease epidemic of 2001, and to commemorate the animals slaughtered.[7][8]

His Listening Bell (2006) is on the campus of the University of Leicester[9] and his Harmonic Cannon[8] or Canon[10](2017) stands in the courtyard of Trinity Laban in Greenwich.


  1. ^ "Marcus Vergette: Artist, Lecturer / academic". Axisweb. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Marcus Vergette". Royal Society of Sculptors. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Marcus Vergette". Seat of the Pants Orchestra. Archived from the original on 11 April 2019.
  4. ^ Windsor, Alan (2017). British Sculptors of the Twentieth Century. Routledge. ISBN 9781351771306. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Time and Tide Bell". Morecambe Artists Colony. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Home page". Time and Tide Bell. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  7. ^ Sekules, Veronica (2017). Cultures of the Countryside: Art, Museum, Heritage, and Environment, 1970-2015. pp. 160–161. ISBN 9781317155584. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Marcus Vergette: Artwork". Axisweb. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Sculpture Trail". University of Leicester. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  10. ^ Murcott, Dominic. "The Story of the Harmonic Canon". Retrieved 17 April 2019.

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