Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield Hallam University

William Pye
'Double Somersault' 1976
The Children's Hospital
stainless steel

In front of the Children's Hospital, Western Bank. It was moved from its original position at the main entrance of the Children's Hospital to a site further along the front facade of the building when the entrance was altered.

[Update: 2000]
A second removal has taken place. Double Somersault is now sited in the adjacent Clarkson Street where it stands in a car park by the side of the road. New images to appear shortly. (A-Z p98 2B)

Aptly named, the tubing twists over and over at the end of a vertical thrust.

Sheffield Children's Hospital in its centenary year. Details appear on a plaque onsite:

by William Pye
Erected in 1976 by
The Centenary Committee
of the Children's Hospital
with the aid of the Arts Council

A similar piece by Pye was sited for some years close to the Mappin Art Gallery in neighbouring Weston Park.

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