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Sungazer Sculpture at Kingsdale School

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.4323 / 51°25'56"N

Longitude: -0.0857 / 0°5'8"W

OS Eastings: 533166

OS Northings: 172104

OS Grid: TQ331721

Mapcode National: GBR HM.F2W

Mapcode Global: VHGRD.G8JB

Entry Name: Sungazer Sculpture at Kingsdale School

Listing Date: 15 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376531

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470533

Location: Southwark, London, SE21

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: College

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: South Dulwich St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


636-1/16/887 (East side)
15/04/98 "Sungazer" sculpture at Kingsdale


Sculpture. 1959 by William Turnbull, commissioned by the
London County Council. Bronze, c. five feet in length, on a
low plinth. The shape was cast from plaster into which
corrugated paper had been pressed. An abstract representation
of an eye, that has an organic fish-like quality also; it is
long, narrow and torpedo shaped. In the late 1950s blindness
became a theme in Turnbull's work. The fish-like form relates
to his early work; its position on a narrow plinth is also
pertinent to his later, totemic pieces. It is the only
publicly sited work by Turnbull, and a particularly successful
and thought-provoking piece.

Listing NGR: TQ3316672104

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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