1. Eddie Izzard and Richard Wilson discuss the roof top commission "Hang On A Minute Lads, I’ve Got A Great Idea…"

    7 July - 1 October 2012

    Principal sponsor of Hang On A Minute Lads, I’ve Got A Great Idea… Eddie Izzard talks to award-winning sculptor Richard Wilson about big ideas from the roof of the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea.

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  2. The De La Warr Pavilion's first rooftop commissioned artist, Antony Gormley OBE, shares his thoughts on Richard Wilson's "Hang On A Minute Lads...".

    Gormley's "Critical Mass" was previously on the roof over the summer months of 2010.

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  3. Eddie Izzard and Richard Wilson pay tribute to the late Alan Haydon, the previous Director of De La Warr Pavilion.

    7 July - 1 October 2012

    A rooftop commission by Richard Wilson

    Please note that on Sunday 15 July there will be some disruption on the roof terrace in preparation for the Eddie Izzard gig in the evening. At times, access to the roof may be restricted.

    This summer, the De La Warr Pavilion presents its most ambitious commission to date: Hang On A Minute Lads, I've Got A Great Idea... by artist Richard Wilson. Based upon the iconic final scene of the film The Italian Job, this feat of engineering will see a full-sized replica coach balance on the DLWP's rooftop.

    Hang On A Minute Lads, I’ve Got A Great Idea… forms part of the London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad. This spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration runs from 21 June until 9 September 2012, bringing together leading artists from across the UK and the world.

    The De La Warr Pavilion is delighted to announce that Eddie Izzard, Honorary Patron of DLWP, is the principal sponsor of the commission.

    Inspired by the scene in the film in which the coach containing gold bullion and a gang of robbers hovers precariously over a cliff, Hang On A Minute Lads, I’ve Got a Great Idea... expands this myth and spectacle in the perfect setting - an equally iconic building, key to the identity of the UK.

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  4. Filmed on the evening of Friday 6th July 2012. The opening night of Richard Wilson's "Hang On A Minute Lads, I Have A Great Idea..." With comments from Acting Director Stewart Drew, A.C.E Regional Director Sally Abbott, Eddie Izzard calling from L.A, and Richard Wilson himself.

    This video also contains Visitor Reactions to the work.

    7 July - 1 October 2012

    The De La Warr Pavilion presents its most ambitious commission to date: Hang On A Minute Lads, I've Got A Great Idea... by artist Richard Wilson. Based upon the iconic final scene of the film The Italian Job, this feat of engineering sees a full-sized replica coach balanced on the DLWP's rooftop. Eddie Izzard, Honorary Patron of DLWP, is the principal sponsor of the commission.

    Hang On A Minute Lads, I’ve Got A Great Idea… forms part of the London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad. This spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration runs from 21 June until 9 September 2012, bringing together leading artists from across the UK and the world.

    Since opening on 7 July, the installation has seen 25,000 visitors and received national and international press coverage. Click here to find out more.

    Inspired by the scene in the film in which the coach containing gold bullion and a gang of robbers hovers precariously over a cliff, Hang On A Minute Lads, I’ve Got a Great Idea... expands this myth and spectacle in the perfect setting - an equally iconic building, key to the identity of the UK.

    The title of the work is taken from the final words in the film spoken by Michael Caine, when the coach, climbing the Italian Alps and carrying a gang of robbers and a fortune in gold, swerves off the road and teeters precariously over the edge of the mountain. With the gang at one end and the gold at the other, the film finishes with an impossible dilemma – how can they save the gold, themselves and the coach from falling over the edge? The Italian Job, its British stars, the use of the Mini as the get-away car, the song “We Are The Self-Preservation Society” and the predicament of the final scene have all contributed to film becoming a national treasure. Hang On A Minute Lads… embraces all those quintessential British cultural references, including its sense of humour and, as such, is the perfect way to demonstrate the excellence of current British creativity and artistic practice.

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  5. RA Magazine speaks to Richard Wilson RA about his new rooftop sculpture commission at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill On Sea. Full article here: royalacademy.org.uk/ra-magazine/blog/italian-job-bus-flying-the-flag-for-oympiad,250,BAR.html
    Video credit to Royal Academy of Arts.

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Our two beautifully restored galleries we have seen exhibitions by Jeremy Deller, Nathan Coley, Tomoko Takahashi, Richard Wilson and Susan Collins and group shows that have included work by Sam Taylor-Wood, Alex Soth, Willie Docherty, Cindy Sherman and…


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Our two beautifully restored galleries we have seen exhibitions by Jeremy Deller, Nathan Coley, Tomoko Takahashi, Richard Wilson and Susan Collins and group shows that have included work by Sam Taylor-Wood, Alex Soth, Willie Docherty, Cindy Sherman and Mark Wallinger to name but a few. Retrospective exhibitions by Twentieth century artists that include Ben Nicholson, Joesph Beuys and John Cage.

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