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Two waymarkers

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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:Entrance to 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 : Jon Mills
     Role:Sculptor
Name : Steve Geliot
Company/Group :PRC Fewster: Adrian Morton
     Role:Landscape Architect

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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:Two signposts marking the entrance to the Ropetackle development of 180 new homes. And commercial premises
Iconographical description:Mills was …’interested in the geology of the site and its social history.’ Waymarkers reference…’fossils and land strata as well as mechanical and rope elements.’. (Art by the River)

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Free Standing, Functional, Roadside / Wayside
Object type1:Marker
     Object subtype1:Post
Object type2:Street furniture
     Object subtype1:Post
Subject type1:Symbolic
Subject type2:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Waymarker 2
     Material:Painted metal
     Height (cm):500
Part 2:Waymarker 1
     Material:Painted metal, wood, rope
     Height (cm):270

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
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).

'Metal sculptor Jon Mills was interested in the geology of the site and its social history as a port. He has created two sculptural Waymarkers for the entrance to Ropetackle, referencing fossils and land strata, as well as mechanical and rope elements reminiscent of boat paraphernalia. ''I enjoy juxtaposing contradictory motifs in sculpture, especially man-made and natural forms, in order to create a sense of irony.''
('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
     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/art-by-the-river-ropetackle-a3.pdf#
http://www.adur.gov.uk/docs/ropetackle/ropetackle.pdf#http://www.adur.gov.uk/docs/ropetackle/ropetackle.pdf#

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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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