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Seating

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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: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 : Rachel Reynolds
     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:Curvilinear organic- form benches
Iconographical description:Sculpture, ‘echoes the meandering curves of the River Adur and the colours and textures of the riverbank.’ ‘ It was my (Reynolds’s) intention to unify the social and economic history of the area to the underlying geology.’(Art by the River)

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Classification

Categories:Roadside / Wayside, Sculptural, Functional, Architectural
Object type1:Street furniture
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Seat backs
     Material:Cast concrete
     Height (cm):98
     Width (cm):120
Part 2:Various seats
     Material:Cast concrete
     Height (cm):46
     Width (cm):212

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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 cast concrete contains pea shingle and imported aggregates inc. Italian green marble and Spanish white marble.

'Rachel Reynolds’ sculptural seating echoes the meandering curves of the River Adur, and the colours and textures of the riverbank. Cast in concrete, the seats imply the underlying geological strata
revealed by river erosion. ''Through the concrete casting process it was my intention to unify the social and economic history of the area to the underlying geology. To do this I cast pea shingle with imported aggregates, such as green marble from Italy and white marble from Spain. I like this subtle reference to the site as a port, where local materials mingle with imported ones.''
('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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