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John Newling, b.1952

Maquette for A Turning Mutability1996

‘Maquette for A Turning Mutability’ is a model for a work proposed for outside the museum which would have been approximately 9 meters high.

The sculpture would have been highly lit from inside and outside the structure, thus giving it differing visual states that, in part, would respond to daylight and nightlight environments and talk of the liminality and metaphysics of such environments. John Newling

The upturned spinning house may represent the transformation of the former military hospital to a Museum; the light a metaphor for creation, knowledge and social change.

MediumSteel, neon lights, motor
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 1996
Item NumberIMMA.738
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
John Newling, Maquette for A Turning Mutability, 1996, Steel, neon lights, motor, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 1996

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

John Newling b.1952

British artist John Newling (born 1952) was born in Birmingham. He completed his M.A. and M.Phil degrees at Chelsea College of Art and University of Wolverhampton. In 1985 he was awarded the first Fulbright Fellowship in Visual Art. Newling has large scale works within the public domain including major commissions for the Royal Mail and HM Revenue & Customs. Newling lives in Nottingham where he is currently Professor of Installation Sculpture at The Nottingham Trent University.
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