Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
'Shopmobility Mural', 1997
Around the fountain on Fargate
paint on plywood boards
At the top of Fargate, on boarding
surrounding the lower side of the fountain. (A-Z p5 3E)
Brightly coloured, almost cartoon-based
figures on a curving set of boards 2.4 metres high and 19.2 metres long.
This is a temporary project - co-inciding with major refurbishemennt of
Fargate. The boards hide the rear of the site management office.
Sheffield City Council and Shopmobility.
The paint was sponsored by Article in The Star, March 10th 1997, describes
the work due to commence. The whole refurbishment "..is funded by European
Community, Single regeneration Budget, City Council art bodies and private
This is the first public piece
by Brian Jackson. Public response onsite was very positive and the landlord
of 'The Brown Bear' commissioned him to paint a mural in the walled garden
of the pub, which is accessible from Tudor Square.