Juggernaut of Nought

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The Juggernaut of Nought is a steel and cast iron sculpture by Richard Trupp. The sculpture was originally exhibited in 2011[1] in the grounds of Great Fosters Hotel. Of this installation Trupp said "I intended the site-specific sculpture to look like a sculptural exclamation mark in the rural environment. It asks questions of its own existence. Where did it come from? What is it doing here? Is it safe?"[2]

The work was displayed in the University of Leicester's eleventh "Annual Sculpture in the Garden" exhibition in the Harold Martin Botanic Garden.[3] It was exhibited at Burghley House's Sculpture Garden in 2015,[4] and as of 2016 it is installed outside Nottingham Trent University's Arkwright Building in Shakespeare Street.[5] The piece was installed in 2012 for the exhibition Since 1843: In the Making, celebrating 170 years of the university's School of Art and Design of the university.[5] Trupp said "It creates an interruption of the surrounding environment and creates a moment of pause, a moment to ponder."[6]

It was designed as a tribute to Trupp's mentor Anthony Caro,[5][not in citation given] based on a small steel wedge Trupp found in the workshop of Caro and pocketed.[6][dead link] Trupp says of the title that: "The word juggernaut implies a fast-moving piece of steel and the nought signifies a beginning".[6] The Nottingham Post described it as a "wedge of black cheese".[6]


  1. ^ "Sculpture Al Fresco I | 7 June - 29 August 2011 | Marcelle Joseph Projects". Marcellejoseph.com. 29 August 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  2. ^ Charlotte Cripps (23 June 2011). "Man of Steely Determination". The Independent.
  3. ^ Tom Flynn (2012). Interesting times (PDF). University of Leicester. pp. 40–41.
  4. ^ "Funny Ha Ha @ Burghley House Sculpture Garden". Stamford Living: 49. June 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "Nottingham's newest public artwork is a tribute to the late Sir Anthony Caro - News - News and Events - Nottingham Trent University". Ntu.ac.uk. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d "Nottingham's newest sculpture: A 'wedge of black cheese' adds new flavour to city art". Nottingham Post. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2017.

Coordinates: 52°58′03″N 1°09′08″W / 52.9676°N 1.1523°W / 52.9676; -1.1523