Neville Gabie: The Trophy Room

Neville Gabie: The Trophy Room
Library Shelf Location ABC-GABI
Publication Date 2001

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The Trophy Room

Ayresome Patk – former site of Middlesbrough Football Club. Commissioned by Judith Winter / Cleveland arts on behalf of Wimpey Homes. 2000/01

To mark the historic former home of Middlesbrough Football Club, Neville Gabie proposed a series of small interventions across the whole site. By overlaying historic maps of the football ground on the site plan by Wimpey Homes, Gabie was able to accurately identify the location of the centre spot, penalty spots, touchlines, stands, entrance gates etc. Each of these was marked using text and bronze casts which referred to the site’s historic use as well as the current context, a housing estate. A pair of bronze football boots for example is permanently installed adjacent to a front door, as if just taken off. They also mark the exact location of the centre circle. The intention is to leave a trail, which the interested can follow, but in such a subtle fashion that for those less interested, the work is hardly noticeable. To achieve this, particularly given that most the artworks are installed on private property, required considerable involvement and co-operation with the resident community, developed over nearly two years of consultation.The publication that accompanies the project includes archive photographs and a text by Harry Pearson.

ISBN 0954047516
Quantity 1
Author Harry Pearson
Format Paperback
Publisher Cleveland Arts
Related Artist Neville Gabie
Categories Artists' Books, BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment)
Keyword Football
Related City/Region Middlesbrough
Language English

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