Once Upon a Time - Richard Deacon

  • Description

    "Richard Deacon's Once Upon a Time... relates to the architecture of the Tyne's bridges. It is built onto the surviving abutment wall of the demolished Redheugh Bridge. The title, Once Upon a Time..., reflects the status of the abutment as a fragment of the past, and is also the traditional introduction to stories more notable for invention than truth. The appearance of the 'fabricated' sculpture on the 'real' base of the abutment hints at how industrial history can be fictionalised....."
  • Owner

    Gateshead Council
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

    What does this mean? Unknown license check permission to reuse
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/Leisure%20and%20Culture/Art/ArtMaps/Pre-Angel/Onceupon.aspx
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 2 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.