Discussion in 'Brixton' started by timothysutton1, Jul 31, 2010.
Does anyone know how much this cost?
No, but will the cost just cause you to complain?
i like it but is it really a heron? doesn't look like the herons i see in london. it's plump for a start. looks more like a kingfisher
Hopefully the full costs will come to light here:
However much she got bet she blows it on booze and fags.
she seem a lovely lady.
Aye, I thought it was a kingfisher when I first saw it.
Herons have long legs.
But I do love it being there, and I love that it's a weather vane
And different shaped heads. This is a heron:
(miserable cunt mode) Dont like it, its too big (/miserable cunt mode)
More crap coming our way;
looks interesting and exciting, not 'crap'
Same genre of "art" that adorned Elephant and Castle IMO
I like it as well. It would probably be a bit hard to see all the way up there, mind.
She is a nice lady. Fuck's sake, miserable git
This reminds me of the White Hart Dock fiasco which cost £89,020!
Why is all this money spent on council led arts project while local artists are starved of funds?
Does this council really want to encourage arts in the borough, or is it merely a cynical way of justifying irrelevant jobs in the Town Hall?
edit: let me think about that one actually, I can do better than my initial response
two local artists are involved in the other parts of the project.
i suspect a more accurate question would be 'Why is all this money spent on council led arts project while timothy hutton is starved of funds?
Where have I said otherwise?
i think that sentiment was directed at mr sutton
Indeed. Give people things of beauty and they will look after their surroundings. There is a massive mural near me and it has only a tiny amount of graffiti on it and I've lived here nearly 10 years. Investing in art is investing in a community
How big is it though?. I make it about 2m x 1m.
what a strange question! it's quite big. does it matter exactly how big it is?
I've not even seen this heron. Where is it?
on top of the prince/kfc - can't believe you haven't seen it!
I normally sit on other side of bus on way to Brixton
How long's it been there?
about a month
ah right, have had other things on my mind, not really looking at buildings on that side of the road
Maggi Hambling lives in Clapham. Local enough?
This is why I ask, is it money well spent?
But the iron smiths were Sam and Dennis Pegg from Aldeburgh in Suffolk. So how is that feeding money back into the local creative economy?
White Hart dock was wholly funded by Berkeley Homes under a Section 106 planning obligation for a nearby development.
There is a legitimate question about why artists and craftspeople based in Lambeth don't get more of a look-in when Lambeth commissions works [or developers are obliged to commission works as part of a planning obligation].
However, someone I knew who was on the commissioning panel for the Streatham Civilian War Memorial was very glad that they went for a full blown EU-compliant competition. Although Ekkerhard Altenburger - the German-born sculptor for the winning entry - was locally based, the other proposals from Lambeth residents were apparently bloody awful.
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