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Portrush Sundial

Connolly, Robert (1990) Portrush Sundial. Portrush [Artefact]

[img] Image (JPEG) (Foam work on sundial form) - Published Version
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[img] Image (JPEG) (Portrush Sundial) - Published Version
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[img] Image (JPEG) (Portrush Sundial) - Published Version
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[img] Image (JPEG) (Portrush Sundial) - Published Version
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[img] Image (JPEG) (Sundial fiberglass mould form) - Published Version
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[img] Image (JPEG) (Sundial form construction) - Published Version
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[img] Image (JPEG) (Sundial tiled moons) - Published Version
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[img] Image (JPEG) (Sundial back left view) - Published Version
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[img] Image (JPEG) (Sundial backview graph) - Published Version
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[img] Image (JPEG) (Sundial detail gnomon) - Published Version
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[img] Image (JPEG) (Sundial view gnomon) - Published Version
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[img] Image (JPEG) (Sundial high contrast image small) - Published Version
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[img] Image (JPEG) (Sundial high contast image) - Published Version
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[img] Image (JPEG) (Sundial left hand view) - Published Version
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[img] Image (JPEG) (Tiling sundial undercover) - Published Version
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Abstract

This artwork is a working sundial some five meters in diameter. It is constructed from cast concrete and ceramic tiles. The gnomon, which casts the shadow on the dial, is over two meters tall and is aligned with the North Star. It was created in two halves, as ‘low relief’ carvings, which were then molded into a fiberglass former from which the concrete gnomon was derived. The ‘dial’ was created on site form the artist’s pattern. The artist worked on site for one month with an employee from Hutchinson Flooring Contractors, Coleraine.The imagery within the artwork refers to the local context, seaside vernacular, as well as Celestial motifs of Sun, Moon, and Earth cycles, which reflect the sundial’s function.The Coleraine Borough Council, the Arts Council for Northern Ireland, and ABSA, funded the artwork in conjunction with Hutchinson Flooring Contractors.

Item Type:Artefact
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Space and Place
Art and Design Research Institute
Location:Portrush
Date:1990
ID Code:14449
Deposited By: Dr Cherie Driver
Deposited On:09 Jul 2010 07:50
Last Modified:19 Apr 2013 14:38

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