Metal sculpture designs revealed

Sculpture  - Caborn'sCorner
Sculpture - Caborn'sCorner
Sculpture - Vestry Hall
Sculpture - Vestry Hall

Story: Rohan Francis

Designs for the proposed artworks on Spital Hill have been revealed by the Council. Images of metal sculptures for the area outside Tesco and the corner by the Vestry Hall and a series of pieces for Ellesmere Green are on display at Burngreave Library and Sorby House.

The Council and sculptor, Michael Johnson, have spoken to local shopkeepers, residents and people on Spital Hill about the designs. Michael said,

“We held a well-attended library session for members of the public and I have shown the designs to the retailers along the street and they are very positive about it all.”

Michael explained the concept behind his designs:

“The woven and knotted image is intended to symbolise the different communities and cultures of the area – bound and working together. The metal knot also makes reference to Harry Brearley's autobiography ‘Knotted String’ and allows a range of interpretation – flowing water or pouring metal for example.”

An opportunity for children to contribute to the artworks is currently underway at local primary schools.

There will also be a drop-in session at Burngreave Library on Monday 2nd December from 2-6pm, where local residents will be able to contribute drawings, sketches, writing or notes about any aspects of the community, such as history, friends and family, shops and activities, which could feed into the making of the finished artwork. All are welcome. You don’t need to be an artist!

Michael Johnson has been commissioned by Sheffield City Council to make artworks for Spital Hill, to coincide with the renovation of the pavements and Ellesmere Green. £75,000 was allocated for public art as part of the Tesco supermarket planning application, including the already completed photo hoardings on Savile Street.

The works are due to be completed alongside the improvements at Ellesmere Green which reopens in February.

drop-in consultation
2:00pm to 6:00pm Monday 2 December 2013

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