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“KIT” AN AIRFIX STYLE SCULPTURE BY TONY STALLARD [I WALKED THE TITANIC TRAIL IN BELFAST]-140204

“KIT” AN AIRFIX STYLE SCULPTURE BY TONY STALLARD [I WALKED THE TITANIC TRAIL IN BELFAST]-140204

When I first photographed this I used a telephoto lens and as I was a long distance away from it I did not appreciated that the sculpture was in the form of a Airfix kit.

This public artwork by artist Tony Stallard was installed at the Titanic Quarter, as part of Belfast Festival at Queen’s in 2009. As you may have guessed, especially if you were an Airfix fan at some stage in your life, it is called ‘Kit’. It is situated in a public space facing the Abercorn Basin and beside the Abercorn Residential Complex (ARC) at Titanic Quarter.

‘Kit’ is a dramatic site-specific light sculpture which is 13.5 metres tall and cast in bronze. At night it is lit with blue and white phosphorous lighting that suggests the searchlights of ships.

The artwork depicts recognisable Titanic elements on an outer frame and the overall sculpture suggests toy kits and air fix models. It enables all generations to relate to the creation of RMS Titanic in this area of Belfast.

According to the artist the sculpture is intended to “symbolise Belfast as an industrial pioneer at the time of building the Titanic. It references the industrial heritage of the area.

I was impressed by the self-guided Titanic Trail which goes from the Titanic Memorial Garden at Belfast City Hall through the city to the Titanic Quarter. It features a number of the key Titanic and maritime heritage attractions including SS Nomadic, Harland & Wolff Drawing Offices, Titanic Belfast, Titanic and Olympic Slipways, and Titanic's Dock and Pump-House.

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Photo prise le 15 mai 2018 (© infomatique / Flickr)

Voir aussi :
 titanic trail, kit, airfix style sculpture, tony stallard, titanic quarter, abercorn basin, abercorn residential complex, arc, public art, urban expression, william murphy, infomatique, fotonique, belfast, sculpture, art, uk, northern ireland
 

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