Fancy a bounce on Stonehenge? Sacrilege is coming!
Jeremy Deller’s life-sized inflatable replica of Stonehenge, Sacrilege, is upping sticks from its Glasgow home, and bouncing around the UK…
A co-commission between Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and the Mayor of London (Boris isn’t just all about the bikes you know), Sacrilege was a bit of a hit when it popped up in Glasgow earlier this year. Now, with support from Arts Council England, it’s romping around the country as part of London 2012 Festival.
Jeremy Deller says:
A lot of my work deals with history, and Sacrilege is no exception, this is a way to get reacquainted with ancient Britain with your shoes off.
Want to be famous for 15 seconds or so? Well, you can upload photos of you and your inflatable-loving friends bouncing around on the installation onto Flickr to create a gigantic on-line clan (apparently). To check opening times and local weather conditions for each venue, you could probably do worse than following Sacrilege on Twitter @Sacrilege2012.
Sacrilege tour dates (subject to change)
Thursday 21 June National Botanic Garden, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Sunday 24 June Heartlands, Redruth, Cornwall
Tuesday 26 June Belmont Park, Exeter
Friday 29 June Marlborough Common, Wiltshire
Saturday 7 July Flag Fen, Peterborough
Wednesday 11 July Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Sunday 15 July Saltwell Park, Gateshead
Friday 20 July Milton Keynes
Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 July Central Park, Greenwich, London
Wednesday 25 July King Edward VII Park, Brent, London
Saturday 28 July Paddington Recreation Ground, Westminster, London
Sunday 29 July Cheam Park, Sutton, London
Tuesday 31 July Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith & Fulham, London
Wednesday 1 August Hampstead Heath, Camden, London
Thursday 2 August Clapham Common, Lambeth, London
Saturday 4 August Burgess Park, Southwark, London
Sunday 5 August Barra Hall Park, Hillingdon, London
Tuesday 7 August East Ham Central Park, Newham, London
Thursday 9 August Crystal Palace, Bromley, London
Friday 10 August Alexandra Palace, Haringey, London
Saturday 11 August Christchurch Green, Redbridge, London
Sunday 12 August The Waterworks Nature Reserve, Lee Valley Park, Enfield, London
Saturday 18 August College Green, Bristol
Sunday 26 August Belfast, Northern Ireland
Sunday 9 September Preston Guild, Preston