Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
stainless steel; water
Millennium Square (the newly designated
space between the Winter Gardens and the Peace Gardens (A-Z
9 polished stainless steel balls
of different sizes, each set in a small pool. Water constantly flows over
them to create a smooth, faintly rippled, surface. LED lights in the rim of
the pools illuminate them at night. The largest ball is 2 metres high.
Sheffield City Council. Part of
the 'Heart of the City' regeneration scheme. Funding came from the Millennium
The first scultpures were installed on 25 November 2005
The square was formally opened
on Saturday 18 March 2006 by Jan Wilson, Leader of Sheffield City Council.
The ceremony was followed by 3 hours of street entertainment including music,
theatre, juggling and stilt walkers.