Friday, 17 January 2014

Hyde Park, Sacrilege

This artwork is currently located in Hyde Park, near St Mary's Cathedral, during the Sydney Festival from the 9th January 2014 to 26th January 2014."Sacrilege", by artist Jeremy Deller, reimagines Stonehenge as a life-size inflatable castle which people can bounce on. It was originally commissioned by Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and the Mayor of London for the London 2012 Festival.
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22 comments:

  1. Good to know it's being reused although i think I prefer the original Stonehenge!

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  2. that's so funny, I hope people enjoy bouncing around there

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  3. I love discovering Sydney through your lens. There is so much to discover just on the streets alone, like in this case. Great!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  4. that looks so fun and creative… I love the title of the work!

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  5. Sydney must have the most artists and outdoor displays of any city in the world...how lucky you are! This one makes me think, but not sure I like it...but that's the point isn't it?

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  6. A plastic stonehenge near St Mary's? Sacrilege indeed.

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  7. Hi Jim ... what an unusual art-work. I'm wondering ... did you bounce on it ?

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    1. It would have been fun but the queues to bounce were so long but the people were still waiting in the scorching sun. They were actually hosing it down to keep it cool between sessions which is when I snapped it.

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  8. My Australian grandchildren enjoyed jumping on this a few days ago. Quite funny as I actually live eight miles from Stonehenge in Wiltshire, UK.

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  9. Heh heh! A few hours from here in Virginia there's a place called Foamhenge. It's a light-hearted recreation of Stonehenge in (you guessed it!) foam.

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  10. Another unique photo for SWF ~ great job ~ carol, xxx (A Creative Harbor)

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  11. hee hee...
    Quirky things like this make «Louis» smile!
    (He got a sneak preview of your contribution to Sunday Bridges whilst visiting your blog. He'll visit again to comment on that post.) :-)

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  12. I might have known Boris would have had his hand in something like this! Next - an inflatable parliament; but someone would have to blow it up. A Bit About Britain likes quirky too.

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  13. Love all of those spires and I find inflatable Stonehenge to be amusing.

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  14. Someone is taking the mick there but the church looks nice

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