Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield Hallam University

Gillian Brent
'Queen Mary's Chair, 1998
Sheffield Manor
welded steel/ re-claimed wood

Grounds of Sheffield Manor, near Turret House (A-Z p.100 3B)

There is an onsite plaque with information relating to the piece.

Sheffield Children's Festival, sponsored by GT News, in partnership with Manor and Castle Development Trust. The brief was to make a sculptural seat with young people from Waltheof School during a five day residency.
Officially opened on 2nd July 1998.

An onsite plaque reads:
"Sheffield Children's Festival 1998
Young People from Manor Lodge, Park Hill, Pipworth Junior,
Prince Edward, St John's Park, St Oswald's, St Theresa's,
Waltheof and Wybourn Schools have worked with local artists
Gillian Brent, Jason Thomson, Coralie Turpin and Amanda Wray
to create Queen Mary's Chair, The Mighty Oak, The Turret Room
Ceiling, and Beheaded and Carved in Stone, in partnership with
Manor and Castle Development Trust
Supported by GT News. Flex Steel Couplings Ltd and Kvaerner"

Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned at Sheffield Manor for some years.

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