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Flobot

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Location

Street:Lyndhurst Road
Town:Worthing
Parish:Worthing
Council:Adur District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:BN11
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Object setting:Outside building
and in:Garden
Access is:Public
Location note:Worthing Hospital; inner courtyard, east wing
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:171
Grid reference:J1
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 : Mick Kirkby-Geddes
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Commissioned by: Worthing and Southlands NHS Trust Art in Hospitals Project
Construction period:Completed 7 May 1997
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trust
Object listing:Not listed
Description:Standing female figure, wearing hat and earrings, holding handbag on left arm, made of old boiler parts, mounted on brick and paving stone plinth. Composed of re-used boiler parts - body: compressor tank; legs and arms: tubing; head: old gas canister; shoes: old fire extinguisher cut in half; hat: an old fan welded to an auger; handbag: from an old lawnmower; dials on her front from the old boiler room of the mill which M K-G’s studio is located in. The rest is a mixture of nuts, bolts, ball bearings, chain and cogs.

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural
Object type1:Readymade
Object type2:Sculpture
Subject type1:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Standing

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Object Parts

Part 1:Plinth
     Material:Red brick and paving stone
Part 2:Figure
     Material:Recycled household objects
     Height (cm):165

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Corrosion, deterioration
     More details:Rusting all over figure
Date of on-site inspection:06/03/2008

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History

History:Mick Kirkby-Geddes is a sculptor who uses everyday objects and scrap metal to create his own personal style of work. He has a very keen eye for finding interesting forms within what most people would regard as junk. He then transforms these shapes into new and fascinating objects, which have included figures, animals, insects, clocks, gates, railings and flowers. ''It gives them a different slant and hopefully a touch of humour''.

Curriculum Vitae

Born 19th July 1966, Sheffield

Educated
1985-1988 Leeds Polytechnic, BA Hons Fine Art 2:1
1984-1985 Mansfield College of Further Education, Foundation Diploma

Solo Exhibitions
September 2005 Pet Parade, Lupton Square Gallery, Honley
July 2001 metalhead, Huddersfield Art Gallery
September 1999 Industrial Revolution, Lupton Square Gallery, Honley
September 1997 Junktastic, Lupton Square Gallery, Honley
July 1993 Born to be Weld, Crescent Arts Workshop, Scarborough
March 1992 It's a Mad Mad Weld, Treadwell Gallery, Bradford
January 1990 Plenty More Fish in the Sea, Art Company, Leeds

Selected Public Art Commissions
West Bowling, Bradford - railings and shelter artwork 2003
Marsden, Huddersfield - feature sculpture 2002
Holmfirth, Huddersfield - sculptural bus shelter 2002
Holmfirth, Huddersfield - youth shelter artwork 2001
Garnet Streets, Leeds - sculptural railings 2001
Tyersal, Bradford - two sculptural archways 1999
Calverley Canal, Leeds - three sculptural benches 1998
Kirkstall Nature Reserve, Leeds - sculptural gateway 1997
Batley Rugby Club - relief sculptures on grandstand 1996

Television Appearances
November 1997 - Art & Antiques Hour BBC2
April 1992 - Artrageous BBC2
(www.mkg.me.uk)

7th May 1997 according to my records. I can tell you what she's made from if you like? Her body is a compressor tank, legs and arms are tubing and her head is an old gas canister. Her shoes are made from an old fire extinguisher cut in half and her hat is an old fan welded to an auger. Her handbag is from an old lawnmower and the dials on her front were from the old boiler room of the mill my studio is located in. The rest is a mixture of nuts, bolts, ball bearings, chain and cogs.
(email from the artist)

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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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