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Brutus

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Spitalfield Lane
Town:Chichester
Parish:Chichester
Council:Chichester District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:PO19 6SE
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Object setting:Inside building
Access is:Public
Location note:St. Richard's Hospital, in the Roman Courtyard
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:140
Grid reference:D5
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 : Julian Broad
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Commissioned by: St. Richard's Hospital, Chichester
Construction period:2006
Installation date:2006
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:St. Richard's Hospital, Chichester
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A life-size sculpture of a rhinocerous made from builder's reinforcing wire, facing south west in the Roman Courtyard.

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Classification

Categories:Free Standing, Animal, Sculptural
Object type1:Statue
Object type2:Sculpture
Subject type1:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Standing

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Object Parts

Part 1:Sculpture
     Material:Builder’s reinforcing wire
     Height (cm):160
     Width (cm):100
     Depth (cm):420

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:28/07/2008

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History

History:‘HOSPITAL RHINO NAMED BRUTUS
Visitors to St Richard’s hospital in Chichester may have already admired one of the latest pieces of artwork to go on display in the Roman courtyard in the hospital’s main building. A full size sculpture of a rhino constructed from builder’s re-inforcing wire is an eyecatching sight and was made and donated by local artist, Julian Broad. When the striking sculpture was put in place earlier this year, staff at the hospital were invited to come up with a name for the rhino. Cheryl Sears, from the nuclear medicine department suggested Brutus because of the animal’s new home in the hospital’s Roman courtyard. She said: “We thought he needed a Roman sounding name and Brutus is quite gladiatorial, which is perfect for his new home in the Roman courtyard.” The artist, Julian Broad who lives and works in Hunston, made the rhino for the hospital in 2006. He trained at the Camden Institute in London and started making full-size African animals in the 1990s. He says: “When I was in my 20s, I lived for several years in Central and East Africa amongst the animals. I never got over the experience and it inspired me to recreate my own life size versions. I use builder’s reinforcing wire, which glints in the sun, because it’s more lively that chicken wire, but on a bad day can be very hard on the hands!”
(Media information from the St. Richard’s Hospital website; www.rwst.nhs.uk/ Article dated12 June 2007)

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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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