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Online Andy Holloway

Re: A- Stairway Art (original to the ship)
« Reply #20 on: Jun 25, 2018, 05:29 PM »
The Wardroom at the top of A Stairwell put me off walking into Queen's Grill ;)  ;) (not really the thought of going into off limits first class places didn't occur to me as a "commoner").

And rightly so, 'bratty kids' disturbing us Officers at play! How dare you!

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Re: A- Stairway Art
« Reply #21 on: Mar 01, 2020, 12:08 PM »
....Finally, on the Boat Deck landing, near the Britannia figurehead and the entrance to the Queen's Grill, the large and beautiful 7-piece panel called "The Sea" -- actually the half-size cartoon for window panels in St Andrew's Church, Wolverhampton, by John Piper (1959) :

If I remember Bruce Peter's opinion well, he thought that this panel was the best piece of original art on the QE2.

I wonder whether anyone knows St Andrew's church in Wolverhampton -- does it have the full-size version of this picture?

indeed it does!  It looks STUNNING

Have a look here - https://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/news/2018/05/john-piper-exhibition-john-piper-in-the-west-midlands-part-1-/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Andrew's_Church,_Wolverhampton
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

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« Reply #22 on: Mar 01, 2020, 12:28 PM »
What a beauty! Thank you for the link. Have you been there, Rob?

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Re: A- Stairway Art (original to the ship)
« Reply #23 on: Mar 01, 2020, 12:38 PM »
What a beauty! Thank you for the link. Have you been there, Rob?

No!  I didn't know it existed until just now. It looks truly stunning, I'd love to see it.  It sounds like they know its an important artwork but the church, like many in the UK now, sounds like its used much less than it used to be, and is a fairly brutalist/concrete style, so hopefully it will survive...
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