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An image of The tower by Anthony Howell An image of The tower by Anthony Howell An image of The tower by Anthony Howell An image of The tower by Anthony Howell An image of The tower by Anthony Howell An image of The tower by Anthony Howell An image of The tower by Anthony Howell An image of The tower by Anthony Howell An image of The tower by Anthony Howell An image of The tower by Anthony Howell An image of The tower by Anthony Howell An image of The tower by Anthony Howell An image of The tower by Anthony Howell An image of The tower by Anthony Howell An image of The tower by Anthony Howell An image of The tower by Anthony Howell

Anthony Howell

(England 1945 – )

Title
The tower
Year
1984
Media categories
Drawing, Photograph
Materials used
boxed portfolio of 8 draughted drawings, 8 gelatin silver photographs, selenium toned and one title page
Dimensions

a - Title page; 59.4 x 42 cm; sheet

b - The Tower (Axonometric sketch); 59.5 x 42.1 cm; sheet

c - Nine levels; 59.4 x 42 cm; sheet

d - Ground plan; 59.4 x 42 cm; sheet

e - Lower level overlays; 59.4 x 42 cm; sheet

f - Upper level overlays; 59.4 x 42.1 cm; sheet

g - Upper chute perspective; 59.5 x 42.1 cm; sheet

h - Pivot details (details 1-3); 59.4 x 42.1 cm; sheet

i - Pivot details (details 4-5); 59.4 x 42 cm; sheet

j - Two tables (set 1); 38.5 x 26.1 cm; each image

j - Two tables (set 1); 42.2 x 59.4 cm; sheet

k - Two tables (set 2); 38.5 x 26.2 cm; each image

k - Two tables (set 2); 42.2 x 59.4 cm; sheet

l - Two tables (set 3); 38.5 x 26.2 cm; each image

l - Two tables (set 3); 42.2 x 59.4 cm; sheet

m - Suspended table; 29.5 x 26.1 cm; each image

m - Suspended table; 42 x 59.4 cm; sheet

n - The chute; 38.6 x 53.8 cm; image

n - The chute; 42.1 x 59.3 cm; sheet

o - four wires; 38.6 x 54 cm; image

o - four wires; 42.1 x 59.4 cm; sheet

p - Three clamps; 53.9 x 38.5 cm; image

p - Three clamps; 59.3 x 42.1 cm; sheet

q - Turn buckles; 53.8 x 38.5 cm; image

q - Turn buckles; 59.3 x 42.1 cm; sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. verso [nos. a-i] and c. verso [nos. j-q], pencil "Howell/ March '84".
Credit
Purchased 1984
Accession number
279.1984.a-q
Copyright
© Anthony Howell Photograph: Peter Rasmussen
Location
Not on display
Further information

"The Tower" is a performance which consists of raising an edifice in a space with a ceiling of great height. This edifice is constructed out of tables. Construction and deconstruction of this tower is an arduous performance; and deconstruction follows construction on consecutive days during an exhibition.

Performance 25 January - 1 February 1984 at the AGNSW in association with Sydney College of the Arts. Sponsored by the Bushells Trust.

Draughted drawings by Dilys Bidewell. Photographs, connection system and tackle design by Peter Rasmussen.

Bibliography (1)

Ursula Prunster, Art and Australia (Vol. 22, No. 1), 'Project and Performance', pg. 96-102, Sydney, Spring 1984, 101 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

Delineations, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Paddington, 28 Oct 1989–25 Nov 1989