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Lenses

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Old Shoreham Road
Town:Shoreham-by-Sea
Parish:Shoreham-by-Sea
Council:Adur District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:BN43
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Outside building
and in:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:Built into balustrade, Riverside Walk, Ropetackle development.
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:151
Grid reference:H6
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.

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Makers

Name : Amanda Hopkins
     Role:Sculptor
Name : Steve Geliot
Company/Group :PRC Fewster: Adrian Morton

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General Information

Commissioned by: Adur District Council, Berkley Homes, PRC Fewster;
Commissioned also by: Arts Council England SE, South East England Development Agency (SEEDA);
Construction period:2004-2005
Installation date:2005
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Adur District Council / Berkeley Homes
Object listing:Not listed
Description:Optical lenses mounted on metal bases, built along the length of the balustrade on the riverfront
Iconographical description:Sculptures, ‘inspired by the expansive skies and quality of light at Ropetackle…after learning about the history of a film and photographic studios nearby [Hopkins] developed the idea of a series of lenses…’ (Art by the River)

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Classification

Categories:Roadside / Wayside, Composite, Architectural, Abstract, Sculptural
Object type1:Readymade
Object type2:Sculpture
Subject type1:Symbolic
Subject type2:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Bases
     Material:Metal
Part 2:Optical lenses
     Material:None
     Width (cm):9
     Depth (cm):9

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Fair
Risk assessment:At risk
Condition 1 of type:Vandalism
     Condition 1: Structural damage
     More details:7 lenses damaged, including one completely smashed
Date of on-site inspection:04/01/2008

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History

History:Commissioned by: Adur District Council, Berkley Homes, PRC Fewster; South East England Development Agency (SEEDA); Arts Council England SE (contributed £23,500, added to money assigned by Berkley Homes).

'Amanda Hopkins was initially inspired by the expansive skies and quality of light at Ropetackle and, after learning about the history of a film and photographic studios nearby, developed the idea for a series of lenses built into the balustrade along the riverside walk. ''Much of what I do is about re-framing what we see and experience around us. The lenses invite a closer examination. Through them the world is magnified, inverted, refracted and reframed, prompting us to look at the detail of the landscape, rather than treating it as a backdrop. The work is for looking at and for seeing through to the environment beyond, catching glimpses of the unexpected.'' Amanda Hopkins originally trained as a psychologist, returning to college to study art and design at Middlesex University in the early nineties.'
('Sculpture at Ropetackle')

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:http://www.adur.gov.uk/docs/ropetackle/art-by-the-river-ropetackle-a3.pdf
     Type:Archive
     Publisher:Adur District Council

Source 2 :
     Title:http://www.adur.gov.uk/docs/ropetackle/ropetackle.pdf
     Type:Archive
     Author:Geliot, Steve.
     Publisher:Adur District Council


Further information:
#http://www.adur.gov.uk/docs/ropetackle/art-by-the-river-ropetackle-a3.pdf#
#http://www.adur.gov.uk/docs/ropetackle/ropetackle.pdf#

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Photographs





Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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