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The Loxfords, Highbury Ajar

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Modus Operandi were appointed by property developer Mount Anvil to oversee a commission for the grounds of The Loxfords, a residential development in Highbury.  Renowned British artist Gavin Turk was appointed to create a sculpture for the centre of the public gardens. The new sculpture, entitled Ajar, reflects the rich history of the site and provides a powerful and imaginative contribution to the local community. 


Ajar is a life-size, semi-open doorway. It has been cast in bronze from the original front door of No 8 Church Street, the very first children’s home established by the predecessor of charity Action for Children. Loxford House served as the headquarters of Action for Children for more than 80 years, and the piece was commissioned by Mount Anvil to reflect the rich history of Loxford House and to provide a powerful and inspired sculptural legacy to be enjoyed by the local community. 


The unveiling of the sculpture on 25 May 2013 was accompanied by a free day-long local family community event entitled 'The Highbury Time Tangle and the Door of Dimensions' crafted by House of Fairy Tales.


Gavin Turk

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Mount Anvil





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Photo courtesy of Mount Anvil/Richard Hubert Smith