About the heads (2019) [REF2021 collection]

Wilson, C (2021) About the heads (2019) [REF2021 collection].

Item Type: Artefact
Creators: Wilson, C
Abstract: About the Heads is a response to the collection of stone heads which have been stored in the Undercroft to Queen Anne’s Court at the Old Royal Naval College since the turn of the 18th century. The mysterious heads, depicting Neptune and other denizens of the deep, were carved by Robert Jones of Stepney in the early 1700s and were originally intended for display upon the south elevation of the Painted Hall. A decision to use brick instead of stone meant the heads were abandoned, and for 300 years have languished out of sight. The About the Heads exhibition took place at the University of Greenwich’ Heritage Gallery from 18th April to 24th May 2019. Three artists from separate disciplines - sculpture, painting and literature - created responses to the stone heads' historic and continuing internment. The exhibition was curated by David Waterworth & Camilla Wilson and the gallery assistant was Sigrid Neptun.
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.17870/bathspa.c.4964933
Date: 2021

This Collection is a collation of research disseminated in 2019, included in the REF2021 submission.

Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Research Centres and Groups: Art Research Centre
UoA: Art & Design
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 15:33
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2023 19:03
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