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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Creative Commons

Location

Street:Bethune Way
Town:Hastings
Parish:Hastings
Council:Hastings Borough Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:TN34
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Object setting:Public Park
Access is:Public
Location note:Boating Lake, southern end of Alexandra Park
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:127
Grid reference:M5
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 : Rick Kirby
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Commissioned by: Hastings Borough Council, the Arts Council of England South East.
Commissioned also by: Hastings Greenway and the Southern Water Compensation Fund
Installation date:04/2005
Unveiling date:20/05/2005
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Hastings Borough Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:An arch in the middle of the boating lake formed from a series of interlocking female figures. The sculpture is illuminated by underwater lights at night.

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Free Standing
Object type1:Sculpture
Subject type1:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Group

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Object Parts

Part 1:Arc
     Material:Welded stainless steel plates
     Height (cm):350
     Width (cm):700

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:01/08/2007

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History

History:The commission was advertised locally and nationally and attracted a large number of responses. The six shortlisted artists were selected by a panel consisting of representatives of local community organisations including the ''Friends of Alexander Park''. The artists’ brief stated the following:

''In the creation of the artwork the artist is invited to take into consideration the outstanding features of Alexandra Park: natural beauty, historic landscaping, lakes and streams, wildlife etc. They should also be aware of the ethos of the Greenway, promoting access to green spaces, healthy living, environmental awareness and alternatives to motorised transport. The proposed artwork may therefore the overall ethos of the park while firmly looking forward to modern Hastings''

Artists were also asked to recognise that recreational boating will be reintroduced to the lake and to consider how their artwork could interact with this activity.
Hard archive file:Yes

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References


Further information:
http://www.rickkirby.com/

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Date: 01/08/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 01/08/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 01/08/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 01/08/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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