Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
Between the Grass Bowl and the Don Valley Stadium.
Between the Grass Bowl and the Don
Valley Stadium. (A-Z p88 4C)
It is a working sundial. The shape
was derived from the grab, a crane operated industrial lifting device.
Sheffield City Council.
The sundial, not an unusual ornament
for a landscaped site, was specifically dedicated to Harry Brearley, the
inventor of stainless steel, and works manager of the firm formerly on the
site. It had been hoped the siting of the sundial would also provide a visual
link between the Park and the World Student Games landmarks, e.g. the Don
Valley Stadium and the Flame (not commissioned).
About the artist:
Wendy Taylor (1945-) has made
a second sundial called 'Timepiece'
(1973) which is located at the mouth of St Katharine's Dock, next to Tower