Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
'Welcome' sign, 1989
now removed Graves Park
On the grass by the Pavilion.
(A-Z p111 6F)
'Welcome' is spelled out in giant
letters. The piece had been considered for the entrance of the Park. It
was painted brown by the Parks Department. Update [Feb 2001]: The piece has been removed.
Sheffield Recreation Department
and Sheffield Contemporary Arts Trust.
Work on the piece was scheduled
to coincide with the Sheffield Show. Live demonstrations of artists working
were to be an attraction. Rod Powell was invited back at the same time to
do something on his piece, even though it was finished. However, live action
had been provided earlier that summer. In order to publicise the 'Art in
the Parks' programme, Vic Brailsford began work on a stone sculpture in
the middle of Fargate, Sheffield city centre, a week before it officially