Press Release: Notting Hill unveils iconic landmark for the Jubilee & Olympic year
Wed 26 Sep 2012
The 7.5 metre public artwork Ringstack, commissioned to mark the Jubilee and Olympic Year, is set to become Londons tallest light sculpture.
Dubbed the Notting Hill Skylon the 19,000 civically funded signature sculpture aims to capture and be part of the new post-Olympic spirit of London, one that has shown the world that the Capital is vibrant, creative and confident.
London-based light artist Adam Barker-Mill has been given the commission of a lifetime to design a spectacular public artwork. From September 26th Ringstack - the culmination of months of design and engineering work - will go on public view on the roof of Marsh & Parsons Notting Hill office (2-6 Kensington Park Road W11).
The breathtaking light sculpture consists of 12 continuous 1.3m circles, stacked equidistantly. At night, a beam of electric light will be projected up this central hollow core, creating the image of 12 concentric circles of white light floating iridescently in the night sky. It will be on public display until March 2013.
Danny Boyles weird and wonderful Olympic opening ceremony really shone a light on Londons creative spirit, inspiring artists such as Adam Barker-Hill, and Ring Stack looks to continue this legacy, explains Tim Burke, Project Director of the Notting Hill Improvements Group, organisers behind the project. Its a public sculpture that exclaims: Look! London is an artistic city and Notting Hill is not some postcard, but an innovative place to live!
This year, London has shown the world that it is vibrant, creative and confident. Ring Stack really brings these characteristics to life, and is a great way to commemorate what has been a ground-breaking year for the capital.
The sculpture is Londons only publically funded civic sculpture, raised by the people and local businesses of Notting Hill to commemorate the Jubilee year and embrace the creative spirit of Londons 2012 Olympic Games.
Peter Rollings, Chief Executive of Marsh & Parsons, comments: Notting Hill has long had an inventive and arty community, and the Ring Stack is a fitting celebration of this creative identity. Adam Barker-Mills work is a fantastic addition to the local vista, and we are delighted to support the NHIGs efforts to highlight Notting Hills cultural character. "
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