the headington shark
The shark was the second headache that Bill gave the Oxford city planning department. The first related to Headington Cinema (which used to stand on the opposite side of New High Street to the shark, where Standon Court is now).
Bill Heine held a street party in New High Street on 9 August 2012 to mark the …
Artist: John Buckley
A 26 foot shark sculpture for nuclear disarmament, clever antennae disguise, and municiple battle royale. Using cranes, Heine and sculptor John Buckley mounted the shark, head first, onto the roof in the middle of the night. That morning (which was also the 41st anniversary of the dropping of nuclear bomb “Fat Man” on Nagasaki), the headless shark began delighting curious onlookers; with the exception of …
Oct 15, 2018 · The Headington Shark (5 Replies) I’m curious to know whether this is still there as I’m popping down to Oxford on Thursday. Last time I was in Headington the house in New High Street, where the shark resides, was derelict.
The Headington Shark. The Headington Shark is a terraced house located in Headington, Oxford, that features a sculpture of a large shark on the roof . Officially called Untitled 1986, the shark sculpture is embedded head-first, giving the impression of having fallen out of the sky. It was installed by crane on the roof of 2 New High Street on 9th
The Headington Shark (proper name Untitled 1986) is a rooftop sculpture located at 2 New High Street, Headington, Oxford, England, depicting a large shark embedded head-first in the roof of a house.
The Shark became the most famous resident of Headington when it landed in the roof of 2 New High Street on 9 August 1986 This ordinary semi detached house which dates from around 1860 suddenly became the centre of world attention and the headless shark still excites interest today Bill Heine
The Headington shark house: ‘My father felt he had put up two fingers to bureaucracy and stood up for creativity.’ Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo I was born into a family with a slightly
The shark had inspired the bureaucrat to show imagination and flexibility. Unpretty it may be, but the sculpture has given an unremarkable street a landmark. Much has changed since its installation.
Headington today. Headington’s most famous modern landmark is The Headington Shark, made by John Buckley for local broadcaster Bill Heine in 1986. Headington has a number of green spaces including Headington Hill and Bury Knowle parks. Close by is Shotover Hill, a heath and woodland area with views over Oxfordshire,
Jan 13, 2019 · The Headington Shark (proper name Untitled 1986) is a rooftop sculpture located at 2 New High Street, Headington, Oxford, England, depicting a large shark …
What the Headington Shark really represents is something hard to define about the British culture. Perhaps it’s a desire to be different or an innate sense of eccentricity but it is really no different from the thousands of other less recent follies that litter the UK landscape.