Public Art has contributed to the overall design and high quality of Sheffield's award winning public spaces, including the Peace Gardens, Sheaf Square and Tudor Square. The richness and craft skills that artists bring, help to make distinctive, well used and loved spaces.
Artists also have a key role involving and engaging local people in change in their neighbourhood. Often drawing on the history and local character of the area their work can be seen in schools, public and private buildings, parks and open spaces.
We encourage Public Art in all new major developments as a significant and integral part of design quality. We have a Public Art Officer responsible for overseeing this.
The bronze statue, which has been designed by leading sculptor Martin Jennings, has been unveiled outside the City Hall in Barker’s Pool. The statue is to celebrate the Women of Steel and honours those women who worked in Sheffield's steel works and factories during both World Wars.
The Tinsley Art Project is a major public art project in the Tinsley Locks and Blackburn Meadows area of Sheffield.
Artist Alex Chinneck has been appointed to create a significant public artwork inspired by the area's rich industrial history and post-industrial biodiversity, and linked to the wider regeneration of the Lower Don Valley.
Grey to Green is an exciting project that is transforming the West Bar area of Sheffield City Centre, narrowing existing roads and creating wide footpaths and cycle routes. These will run alongside an innovative Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS) scheme with meadow planting.
The Public Art within the Grey to Green project consists of five 4m high totems made from brightly coloured stacked steel boxes filled with artwork and several specially designed benches.
Andrew Skelton, Public Art Officer
Telephone: 0114 2053784