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Plastic Stonehenge to be built in Glasgow Green

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April 18 2012

Plastic Stonehenge to be built in Glasgow Green
Turner prize winning artist Jeremy Deller has announced plans to erect a plastic replica of Stonehenge in Glasgow Green, pre-emptively titled ‘Sacrilege’.

Cryptically Deller said: “The public can go on it, as it were. The public can interact with it. It’s a big public thing in a public place.

“I’m hoping for, that people enjoy it, become part of it, as it were. It’s meant to be a celebratory thing. Hopefully, people’s interaction with it will bring out the character of the place. Hopefully people will respond to it in a Glaswegian manner.”

The work will be officially unveiled on Friday as part of an International Festival of the Visual Arts before being carted off to London for the Olympic Games.

It is not the first copy of the famous Neolithic structure, an Irish property developer famously threw up a concrete version near his home on Achill Island – without planning permission.

3 Comments

Partick Bateman
#1 Posted by Partick Bateman on 18 Apr 2012 at 16:43 PM
As long as it doesnt attract a load of yoghurt weavers im ok with this.
richard heggie
#2 Posted by richard heggie on 18 Apr 2012 at 18:51 PM
Hope he gets the scale correct - Spinal Tap had terrible trouble when they tried this.
Flinton
#3 Posted by Flinton on 24 Apr 2012 at 09:09 AM
it's a huge bouncy castle and it's fantastic. Open from 12-6 daily, go down for a bounce !

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