Heavy Rock

Harrison, K (2015) Heavy Rock. In: Creative Risk Taking: Commissioning One-Off, Outdoor Public Events, 22 July 2015, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and Karst, Plymouth, UK.

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Artist, Keith Harrison, Jodie Bishop and other members of the Plymouth project team shared insights into the challenges and rewards of working together to deliver an ambitious, creatively risky art work and public event which involves placing a huge 100 tonne ‘wave breaker’ concrete block on the Breakwater in Plymouth Sound. The inspiration came from a work in the museum's maritime paintings collection, entitled ‘Laying the Foundation Stone of Plymouth Breakwater’ by George Barret the Younger, 1812. As in previous commissions, Harrison’s aim was to make a hidden process public, in this case the unceasing work that goes into maintaining the City's sea defences. Bringing the project to fruition involved the museum staff developing relationships with the Ministry of Defence and the team of engineers responsible for maintaining the Breakwater.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)

Part of the New Expressions field visit programme. Each field visit offers the opportunity to see newly commissioned art works and to gain candid insights into their production, interpretation and installation, as revealed by the museums and the artists involved.

Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2016 10:56
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:42
URI / Page ID: https://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/7520
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