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Sculptural play features

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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 : Paul Harrington
     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:Large hinged mussel shape, hollowed out wooden shape and five arved posts intended as ‘…a tactile environment for children to climb over, hide in and sit on.’ (Art by the River)
Iconographical description:Sculpture, ‘…draws on the simple forms of mussel shells, seaweed and the surrounding landscape of the river estuary.’ (Art by the River)

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Classification

Categories:Roadside / Wayside, Free Standing, Abstract, Sculptural
Object type1:Street furniture
Object type2:Sculpture
Subject type1:Symbolic

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Object Parts

Part 1:Hinge
     Material:Profiled rubber safety surfacing
Part 2:Main structure
     Material:Cedar wood
     Height (cm):126
     Width (cm):146
Part 3:Second structure
     Material:Cedar wood
     Height (cm):90
     Width (cm):160
Part 4:5 carved posts
     Material:Wood
     Height (cm):140
     Width (cm):100

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Vandalism
     Condition 1: Graffiti
     More details:One post has painted graffiti
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.

'Paul Harrington has created a feature, which draws on the simple forms of mussel shells, seaweed and the surrounding landscape of the river estuary. Working with profiled rubber safety surfacing and cedar wood, his aim was to produce a tactile environment for children to climb over, hide in and sit on. ''Mussel shells are common items on the beach. People pick them up, turn them over in their hands. I have tried to work with this sensual connection we have with objects by creating sculptures that people want to interact with.''
('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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