Northam Shoal

Tom Grimsey

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Northam Shoal is a major public light work, a landmark beacon for an area of urban regeneration. Set 12 meters above the ground the sculpture uses a modified decomisioned lighting column. The result of research with scientists at Southampton's National Oceanographic Study Centre. Near to a thousand 'heat-blued' stainless steel fish form a shoal super-organism. Lit by sequenced fibre-optics the turbulent mass appears to spiral like a vortex
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSouthampton City Council
Place of PublicationSouthampton, UK
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2002


  • Sculpture
  • Public Art
  • Urban Regeneration
  • Light Sculpture


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