Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
'Dormer Sculpture', 2000
steel sculpture on brick plinth
Outside Green's Health and Fitness
centre, facing Cemetery Road on the site of the former Dormer drill factory.
(A-Z p.98 4D)
Description: A rectangular panel
of 4 cm thick mild steel which is cut to show drilled holes, patterns for
drill bits and also contains sections of cast drill bits in relief.
The sculpture is broadly rectangular with a triangulated top edge.
It stands 250cms high by 359cms
wide, on a brick plinth.
Green's Health and Fitness centre
The site was previously occupied
by Sheffield Twist Drill and Steel Company which became SKF and Dormer Tools
(Sheffield) Ltd. In 1975 and then Dormer Tools in the early 1990's. In the
late 90s the company moved to Holbrook leaving the site to new development.
Commissioned by Green's Health and Fitness Club under the guidelines of Sheffield's
percent for art policy. It was sugggested that a piece of sculpture be made
to mark the site's former history. The artist was recommended by the Public
While the sculpture was installed in 2000, Green's opened to the public in
February 2001 There was no formal unveiling ceremony.