Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
untitled sculpture, 1963
originally on Western Bank
Not known. Originally University of
Sheffield, Western Bank, S10. (A-Z p98 2C)
Sculptural form in stainless steel,
18 feet high, consists of stainless steel sheets cut to abstract forms and
rolled into tubes which have been welded and screwed to four rods.
The winning design for a sculptural
competition in which first year students from Sheffield University Department
of Architecture were invited to use stainless steel for a work which would
signify the venue of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) 1963
conference. The scheme was initiated by James Christie of the Bryta Works
in Sheffield and Firth Vickers Stainless Steel Ltd donated the stainless sheet
used in the construction.
Comment: It originally stood at the front of University House on Western Bank,
where the RIBA had its annual conference in 1963, but was later moved to a
position outside the Firth Court building. Its current whereabouts is not
known, even by the University authorities.
The Architects' Journal, 10 July 1963, p.51.
Letter dated 7.08.2001, from Mrs Anthea Stephenson, Heritage Officer, The
University of Sheffield.