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Bouncy Stonehenge coming to Exeter

By Rich_Booth  |  Posted: June 20, 2012

Sacrilege - Image provided by the artist

Sacrilege - Image provided by the artist

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An inflatable replica of Stonehenge is on its way to Exeter, arriving in the city this Tuesday.

The public will be able to take of their shoes, jump around and enjoy the free event at Belmont Park in the city centre.

The blow-up monument, entitled Sacrilege, is a co-commission between the Mayor of London and Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and is travelling across the country arriving in Exeter on 26th June.

Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller created the interactive art installation as part of the celebrations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The artist has described his creation as: "looking at history in a playful way, having a sense of humour and being able to look at the past with a wry smile" and is designed to: "let the British Public interact with Stonehenge and have fun".

The installation arrives in Exeter just nine days after another inflatable interactive art piece, The RedBall project, left the city. You can see a gallery of the ball and an interview with the artist Kurt Perschke here.

The Rubber Henge will be at Belmont Park this Tuesday, June 26, and is free to anyone who wants to have a bounce and maybe a go at a somersaultstice.

Visitors are being encouraged to download free "druid beards" from the Sacrilege website, www.sacrilege2012.co.uk, colour them in and arrive in druid fancy dress.

Let us know what you think of the recent increase in public art installations arriving in Exeter below:

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  • Ropface  |  November 01 2012, 12:52PM

    why is this still on the front page....?

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  • Rich_Booth  |  June 20 2012, 7:33PM

    Thanks deuschristus, changed now. Hope you enjoy it, mask or no mask!

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  • deuschristus  |  June 20 2012, 4:07PM

    26th isn't Sunday, it's actually Tuesday :(

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  • deuschristus  |  June 20 2012, 3:50PM

    This is awesome, although the downloadable Druid masks on the Sacrileage website don't seem to work :(

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