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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, back stairwell leading to the main hospital reception area
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 : Carol Naylor
     Role:Artist

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General Information

Commissioned by: Donated by Art for St. Richard’s
Construction period:1997
Installation date:1997
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:St. Richard's Hospital, Chichester
Object listing:Not listed
Description:The three machine embroidered panels depict observations of doorways and window shapes from old Chichester. The colours were suggested by the skies and fields of late Summer and Autumn and the siennas, slate blues and greys can be found in Sussex slate and brickwork. The work is hung on a stairway landing, and can be approached from below or above. The windows and doorways provide focal points from both directions.’
Iconographical description:‘This triptych was commissioned for the opening of the new building at St Richards Hospital Trust, Chichester in 1997. The theme for this triptych was ''Downland to the Sea''. Observations of windows and doorways from the Chichester area contain finely stitched fragments based on the local landscape.

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Composite
Object type1:Panel
Subject type1:Pictorial

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Object Parts

Part 1:Central panel (of triptych)
     Material:Rayon, cotton and metallic threads onto canvas
     Height (cm):155
     Width (cm):65
Part 2:End panels (of triptych)
     Material:Rayon, cotton and metallic threads onto canvas
     Height (cm):152
     Width (cm):53

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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:The hangings were created using an ordinary domestic sewing machine. By removing the presser foot and lowering the machine teeth the needle is freed. The fabric can then be moved in all directions, thus the needle becomes the ‘paint brush and pencil’ and the threads the ‘palette’. The use of different types of threads and the speed with which the fabric can be manipulated causes the base material to distort, resulting in soft, sculptural qualities which in turn catch the light. These are an inherent part of the process, so the embroidery is left in this state and is not meant to be flat as in more traditional works.
(St. Richard's Hospital information sheet)

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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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