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Making Waves

Factsheet

Title

Making Waves

Artist

Ray Smith

Commissioner

Teignmouth Town Council

Commenced

1996

Completed

1999

Location

Teignmouth, Devon (Den Road, Wellington Street, Bank Street andStation Road)

Dimensions/Scope

22 spans of fibre optic lighting 7m to 14m long, 4 x 7m spans ofnon neon lightning

Materials

16mm side-glow fibre optic cable

'Flo-lite' motion and static non-neon light cable

3mm stainless steel catenary wire

Light sources with metal halide lamps

Total Project Budget

£338,730

Funding Sources

National Lottery via the Arts Council of England

Teignmouth Town Council

Teignbridge District Council

Summary Artist's Brief

There was no initial brief, simply an invitation from the Town Council for the artist to come up with an appropriate and original lighting scheme for the town within a limited budget. The measured pace of the project's early stages allowed the artist to research different ideas and technologies before firming up the final scheme.

Project Manager

Project Manager: Doff Pollard, Arts Development Officer,Teignbridge Dist. Council

Technical Manager: Nick Grech Cini, Principal Surveyor,Teignbridge Dist. Council

Other Professionals

Andrew Butler, Devon County Council Highways Department

Contractors

Southern Electricity Contracting (Principal Contractor)

Newlink UK Ltd (fibre optic)

Gala Lights Ltd (non neon lighting systems)

Contact For Further Information

Doff Pollard, Arts Development Officer, Teignbridge District Council, Forde House, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX

Tel: 01626 361101

Ray Smith, Artist: RSmithArt@aol.com

http://www.raysmithartist.com