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Carved wooden sculptures

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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:Along sea wall, 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 : Steve Geliot
Company/Group :PRC Fewster: Adrian Morton
Name : Anna Twinam-Cauchi
     Role:Sculptor

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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:Shaped wooden posts grouped together in 8 sets of 2s and 3s along the sea wall.
Iconographical description:‘…I (Twinam-Cauchi) realised the sea-defence timber has its own history, visible through its surface damage. I loved the idea of old materials having their own biography and carving the works I wanted to respond to this quality in the timber and find a way of introducing it into Ropetackle’s immaculate new environment.’ (Art by the River)

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Classification

Categories:Roadside / Wayside, Sculptural, Abstract
Object type1:Street furniture
     Object subtype1:Post
Object type2:Sculpture
     Object subtype1:Post
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Sculpted posts - shortest
     Material:Salvaged sea defence timber
     Height (cm):136
Part 2:Sculpted posts - shortest
     Material:Salvaged sea defence timber
     Height (cm):40

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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).

The sculptures are carved from salvaged sea defence timber donated by Shoreham Port Authority, inc. greenheart; mahogany; blaugh, ecky.

Twinam- Cauchi also designed:
28 oak and elm bollards for the seafront development in Brighton 1999
Stag’s Head, Buchan Country Park, Crawley (with Bill Hackney) 2004
(www.sussex-sculptor.co.uk)

'Anna Twinam-Cauchi’s carved wooden sculptures, are grouped in sets of two or three along the river wall. Hewn from salvaged timber sea-defences, the pieces emphasise the shapes and textures created by weathering. ''I selected salvaged rather than new wood when I realised the sea-defence timber had its own history, visible through its surface damage. I loved the idea of old materials having their own biography and in carving the works I wanted to respond to this quality in the timber, and find a way of introducing it into Ropetackle’s immaculate new environment.''
('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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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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