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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:Next to slipway, 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 : Teresa Martin
     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:Hollow rounded cone shaped structure, pierced with zig-zag slits to reveal interior.
Iconographical description:Sculptures refer to ‘…patterns on the riverbed created by tidal action, the play of light on water, the vegetation on the riverbank, the shapes created by the processes of erosion and silting….[Martin] also makes reference to the recent archaeological excavation of Ropetackle, likening the internal cavities of the highly textured surface of her work to the smugglers’ tunnels running under the town.’

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Classification

Categories:Roadside / Wayside, Free Standing, Abstract, Sculptural
Object type1:Sculpture
Subject type1:Symbolic

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Object Parts

Part 1:Sculpture
     Material:Cast iron and bronze resin
     Height (cm):224
     Width (cm):400

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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.

'Teresa Martin’s cast resin sculpture is sited at the slipway. Although abstract in form, it draws on key elements in the immediate landscape: the patterns on the riverbed created by tidal action, the play of light on water, the vegetation on the riverbank, the shapes created by the processes of erosion and silting. Teresa also makes reference to the recent archaeological excavation at Ropetackle, likening the internal cavities of the highly textured surface of her work to the smugglers tunnels running under the town. ''Pattern is a constant theme in my work, in particular the patterns of the natural world. In recent years I have enjoyed experimenting with the casting process, and I am continually expanding the possibilities for moulds and materials in order to create new forms and unique textures.''
('Sculpture at Ropetackle'. www.teresa-martin.co.uk)

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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

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