Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
'Silver Service', 1999
Ibis Hotel, Shude Hill, Sheffield, S1
Ibis Hotel, Shude Hill, Sheffield City Centre (A-Z p.5 2G)
Cutlery has been stamped at regular
intervals into the stainless steel tubing with which the gate is constructed.
The cutlery was then removed leaving an imprint in the steel and often an
intriguing bulge in the reverse side of the tubing. 4.6 m high x 4.6 m wide.
Weight: c. 1000 kg.
Finnegans Developers. 4 artists
were shortlisted to produce a set of gates. They were given an open design
The onsite nickel plated brass
BY MICHAEL JOHNSON
THESE GATES WERE COMMISSIONED BY
IN CONJUNCTION WITH YORKSHIRE FORWARD
AS PART OF SHEFFIELD CITY COUNCIL'S
PER CENT FOR ARTS POLICY
THESE GATES REFER TO SHEFFIELD'S PRIDE
IN ITS CUTLERY FROM WORKSHOP TO TABLE"
"As the title and dedication (to
this piece) suggest, I like the link between the two industries; manufacturing
and service, which is made not only through the image, but also with the
tactile (nature) and simplicity of design." 
 Letter from the artist: 24th February, 2000.