The CAMRA AGM took place at Warwick U., although we did not spend much of our time there. There were some pieces dotted around the campus, but not many pieces of note. The most striking was Mark Titchner's 'Everything is real there is no audience'.
This seemed a good opportunity to show Green and Mrs Ted on large letters "GT". The second image below shows the rococo detail of the piece. Quote from the University's site.
In 2009 the British artist Mark Titchner was approached to make a new work for the refurbished Butterworth Hall.
Mark Titchner habitually works with texts that he retrieves from political manifestos, song lyrics and philosophical treatises and from corporate publications such as Coca-cola’s Be Real. In the past, they have been digitally scripted into large billboards, inviting viewers to reconsider their understanding and relationship to these messages.
For the Butterworth Hall, he has developed a text that references Shakespeare’s All the World’s a Stage, Steve Lamacq’s questioning of the authenticity of the Manic Street Preachers and the broader cultural question of the digital age about the relationship between audiences and a live performance. The layers of cut oak are not only a visual connection to the use of wood in concert halls but recall the craft traditions of Coventry, particularly the silk ribbon industry, the clock-making industry and the technical drawings of the motor industry. warwick.ac.uk
On an outing to Rugby we found Rupert Brooke. Quote from the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association,
cuboid base to bronze standing figure. The poet, Rupert Brooke, is shown in standing pensive pose, his right arm folded across his chest, the left raised to his cheek. He is casually dressed and shoeless, to demonstrate Brooke's 'back-to-nature' phases and his hatred of shoes.
Funded by public subscription and unveiled by Mary and Jeffrey Archer. The cost of the statue was £7,000. The Rupert Brooke Centenary Association was founded in June 1985 with three aims, firstly the commissioning of a statue of Brooke, secondly the establishment of an annual school prize in Rugby and thirdly a series of events for the centenary year.
Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) was born in Rugby, Warwickshire, England. He was a pupil at Rugby School, and a student at King's College, Cambridge. He travelled in Germany, and visited the USA and Tahiti. His war poetry was published in 1911, and 1914, and posthumously in 1915. He died from blood poisoning on Skyros, where he was buried. His handsome appearance and untimely death made him a favourite poet among young people in the interwar period. pmsa.org.uk