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images of the Signaller maquette at an exhibition

6 Dec 2018

Loughborough academic’s work on display at Felix and Spear exhibition

photo of the Signaller at The Rushes The Signaller at The Rushes, Loughborough.

A Loughborough academic who specialises in sculptures is currently showcasing his work at an exhibition in London.

John Atkin, a Reader in Fine Art at the University, installed the Signaller at The Rushes in the town centre of Loughborough over 13 years ago.

The 26-feet tall sculpture is made from a combination of corten steel and stainless steel, and the maquette (a sculpture’s smaller model) is made from poured resin.

John comments the sculpture and maquette are made from these materials to reference ‘childhood Air-fix kit models, as well as mass production and the anonymity of modern warfare heralded by the war to end all wars’.

The maquette is currently being exhibited at Felix and Spear’s 2018 Christmas exhibition in London, and will be featured alongside other 20th century and contemporary works.

The exhibition runs until 26 January and more information including opening times can be found online.

Further details about John and his work can be found on his dedicated website.