Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
bollards (8), 1993
cast iron and brass
Set into paving in front of the Workstation and the Sheffield Media and Exhibition
Centre, Paternoster Row. A bench made by
Darren Richardson was also installed here at the same time. (A-Z p5 5F
Bollards are textured with imprints
of found industrial objects (notice the 'Made in Sheffield') and capped
by basic geometric shapes, the circle, square, triangle. These shapes recur
in Darren Richardsonís bench.
Sheffield City Council. Made by
Streetscene, Sheffield based street furniture manufacturers. The bollards
now appear in their catalogue.
Artist says the reference to Sheffield
industry was meant to be communicated by using found objects in the casting
process and retaining the surface texture and dull finish of the casting
as much as possible. Unfortunately this seems not to have been possible;
many of the details are difficult to see.