Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
3 poems: ‘minds’ ‘question’ ‘heroes’, 1998
New Student Residences behind the Old Fire Station (now Bar Coast), Division
New Student Residences behind the
Old Fire Station (now Bar Coast), Division Street, S1. (A-Z p.4 4D)
Window grilles on each window
of the building. Stencilled words have cut out of metal plate in a utilitarian
fashion. The words form three poems, one can be read across the Rockingham
Street Facade, one from Rockingham Lane, and one viewed around the internal
Commisioned for Phoenix Court
by 'Off The Shelf'. Sponsored by Northern Counties Housing with help from
HLM Architects. The building has been leased to Sheffield Hallam University
as student housing.
Zephaniah was seen as an eminently
suitable choice for a building which was to be used as a student residence.
He was also visiting Sheffield as part of a Festival promoting literature
called 'Off the Shelf' which ran throughout October 1998.