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28 June 2012

'The Mouth of Fleet Lagoon' filming event on 27 June makes ITV regional news

'The Mouth of Fleet Lagoon' filming event on 27 June was an exciting and dramatic live art spectacle. It was part one of Sue Austin's Unlimited commission 'Creating the...

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28 June 2012

Guy Brasher talks about The Freewheelin’ Sue Austin

Four people in wetsuits lift Sue out of the water at Fleet Lagoon in her wheelchair
I was sitting in Plymouth University’s Roland Levinsky building on the first floor when I first saw Sue’s work. I was transfixed. I could not take my eyes off her laptop, which was about...

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28 June 2012

From Portland to Sharm El Sheikh and Beyond by Rob Hughes

Diver, Rob Hughes on the seabed working with air cylinders and hosepipe to make the bubble curtain
‘Creating the Spectacle!’ 2012 Sounds like an Ad campaign for an Opticians but let me assure you its not. But you may think you need to get your eyes checked after you see what Artist...

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26 June 2012

Andrea Frankham-Hughes looks back at our first filming trip to Egypt

Andrea assists Sue with her costume after a dive
Weeks of fervent organisation preceeded our first trip to Egypt in March and as the newest project manager, my task was to get the entire team, their specialist kit and the underwater wheelchair out...

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16 June 2012

Tickets released for 'Creating the Spectacle!' Part 1 - The Mouth of the Fleet Lagoon - participatory event

Divers at waters edge
You are invited to witness Part 1 of ‘Creating the Spectacle!’ a groundbreaking series of live art events for the Cultural Olympiad. Tickets are now available from this website for the...

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13 June 2012

Live Arts Correspondant Bella Todd interviews Sue for Red Bull

A woman is suspended, almost upside down mid blue water in an NHS wheelchair. Her arms are outstretched and her hair is flowing backwards. She is wearing a summer dress.
Bella Todd interviews Sue for Red Bull, giving an insight into the creation of the Underwater Wheelchair, what its like to fly it and her plans for the future...

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