Maggi Hambling Brixton Heron

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by timothysutton1, Jul 31, 2010.

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Do you like the sculpture?

  1. Yes I love it!

    63.2%
  2. It's alright, I suppose

    26.3%
  3. Just about bearable

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. It's a wind-powered bag of meh

    5.3%
  5. I loathe it. Smash it to pieces!

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Traditional pointless poll option

    5.3%
  1. timothysutton1

    timothysutton1 Brixton resident.

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    Does anyone know how much this cost?
     
  2. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    No, but will the cost just cause you to complain?
     
  3. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    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
     
  4. timothysutton1

    timothysutton1 Brixton resident.

  5. maldwyn

    maldwyn What?

  6. story

    story Changing the facts


    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 :)
     
  7. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    And different shaped heads. This is a heron:
    heron.jpg
     
  8. Gixxer1000

    Gixxer1000 cant wheelie a shaftie :(

  9. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    looks interesting and exciting, not 'crap'
     
  10. Gixxer1000

    Gixxer1000 cant wheelie a shaftie :(

    Same genre of "art" that adorned Elephant and Castle IMO
     
  11. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    I like it as well. It would probably be a bit hard to see all the way up there, mind.
     
  12. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    excuse me?
     
  13. trashpony

    trashpony Ovaries and tings

    She is a nice lady. Fuck's sake, miserable git
     
  14. timothysutton1

    timothysutton1 Brixton resident.

  15. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    edit: let me think about that one actually, I can do better than my initial response
     
  16. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    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? :p
     
  17. Gixxer1000

    Gixxer1000 cant wheelie a shaftie :(

    Where have I said otherwise?
     
  18. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    i think that sentiment was directed at mr sutton
     
  19. trashpony

    trashpony Ovaries and tings

    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
     
  20. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    How big is it though?. I make it about 2m x 1m.
     
  21. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    what a strange question! it's quite big. does it matter exactly how big it is?
     
  22. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I've not even seen this heron. Where is it?
     
  23. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    on top of the prince/kfc - can't believe you haven't seen it!
     
  24. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I normally sit on other side of bus on way to Brixton

    How long's it been there?
     
  25. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    about a month
     
  26. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    ah right, have had other things on my mind, not really looking at buildings on that side of the road
     
  27. Jangleballix

    Jangleballix Better living through chemistry.

    Maggi Hambling lives in Clapham. Local enough?
     
  28. timothysutton1

    timothysutton1 Brixton resident.

    This is why I ask, is it money well spent?
     
  29. timothysutton1

    timothysutton1 Brixton resident.

    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?
     
  30. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    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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