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Thursday Scratch Nights

Richard Deacon In Conversation

Richard Deacon, Footfall. Image courtesy of Richard Deacon. 

Richard Deacon, Footfall. Image courtesy of Richard Deacon. 

Richard Deacon, Footfall. Image courtesy of Richard Deacon. 

Richard Deacon In Conversation

Thursday 17 November / 7pm / Free

Pre-booking essential




MK Gallery is working with artist and Turner Prize winner Richard Deacon on an ambitious public art project, to be installed on a roundabout in Milton Keynes during 2017.


Join us for this In Conversation event where Richard will present an illustrated talk about his practice and share his proposed design for the sculpture.


The commission forms part of MK Gallery’s contribution to MK50, the celebrations to mark the city’s 50th anniversary. The idea comes from an unrealised MK Development Corporation proposal in the 1970s to install a sculpture on every roundabout in Milton Keynes, providing landmarks across the city.


Richard has a longstanding association with Milton Keynes, having collaborated with Bletchley-based firm, Twin Engineering, for much of his steel fabrication work.


The sculpture has been made possible through generous support from a local resident.



Richard Deacon

Turner Prize winning artist Richard Deacon CBE (born in Bangor in 1949) is renowned for his innovative use of materials. He has exhibited extensively across the world over the last 40 years and has vast experience of working on large-scale public projects, with permanent commissions in New Zealand, Japan, Canada, Europe and the US. He also has strong local connections, having worked for over 30 years with Twin Engineering in Bletchley.

November 2016


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