Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
Sheffield Hallam University
Outside the entrance to the Learning
Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, Pond Street. (A-Z p5 4F)
Three shapes based on hands and
ears, a reference to the learning process. The vertical sides of the three
pieces show the pages of a book.
One of the pieces made during
the Stone City Symposium, (19th June
and 16th July 1995). Financial and other support was given by the Sports
and Arts Foundation, Yorkshire and Humberside Arts, Sheffield Hallam University,
Sheffield City Council and Yorkshire Artspace Society. Materials were provided
by Realstone. This sculpture was commissioned by Sheffield Hallam University.
It was completed by July 1995, but not sited until September 10th 1996,
when the building was completed.
(from the publicity leaflet for
Stone City) "My abstract design captures the essence of learning by referring
to the image of the ‘book’, which ties in closely with the purpose of the
new learning centre and its contents. The texture of layers of paper contrasted
with a simple bound structure resembling that of books, forms the basis
of my idea."