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Conrad Shawcross (born 1977) is a British artist. He is best known for complex wooden, mechanical sculptures that mix philosophical and scientific ideas. 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Sculptor redirects here. ...


He received his education at the Chelsea School of Art, Ruskin School of Art, Oxford and the Slade School of Art, University College London. The Chelsea College of Art and Design, previously called the Chelsea School of Art (1928-2001), is part of the University of the Arts London. ... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ... Part of the University College London, the Slade School of Art was founded in 1868 as the result of an endowment by Felix Slade. ... University College London, commonly known as UCL, is one of the colleges that make up the University of London. ...


Shawcross' work came to prominence as part of the 2004 New Blood exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery at London's County Hall. He exhibited a gigantic Heath Robinsonesque wooden contraption, a working loom producing over 20 thousand metres of rope every week. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Saatchi Gallery, a gallery for modern art was opened by Charles Saatchi in London, Spring 2003 and takes up 40,000 ft² (3,700 m²) of space at County Hall, the Greater London Councils former headquarters on the South Bank. ... The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... William Heath Robinson (May 31, 1872 - September 13, 1944) was a British cartoonist and illustrator, who signed himself W. Heath Robinson. ...


In December 2004, Shawcross' commission Continuum opened at the Queen's House, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. The installation explored time and exploration as well as reflecting the architecture and design of the 1638 house, England's first Classical building. The principal piece is a large wooden structure, a torus of twelve loops, described by Shawcross as a conceptual model of the day. Two other new sculptures, Pre-retroscope II and Pre-retroscope III, tell the story of two sea voyages undertaken by Shawcross in Cornwall, in wooden kayaks he constructed. The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich The National Maritime Museum (NMM) is the leading maritime museum of the United Kingdom, and one of the most important in the world. ... Greenwich (pronounced or ) is a town, now part of the south eastern urban sprawl of London, on the south bank of the river Thames in the London Borough of Greenwich. ... Events March 29 - Swedish colonists establish first settlement in Delaware, called New Sweden. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... Geometry In geometry, a torus (pl. ... Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow or occasionally Curnow) is a county of England, the part of Great Britains south-west peninsula that is west of the River Tamar, often known as the Cornish peninsula or plateau. ... A kayak is a type of small human-powered boat. ...


Shawcross is the son of the writers William Shawcross and Marina Warner. William Shawcross (b. ... Marina Warner (born 21st November 1946) is a British writer, known as a novelist and short story writer, and also for many non-fiction books relating in various ways to feminism and myth. ...


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Conrad Shawcross (born 1977) is a British artist.
Shawcross' work came to prominence as part of the 2004 New Blood exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery at London's County Hall.
Shawcross is the son of the writers William Shawcross and Marina Warner.
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