Thousands of people have had their names engraved onto a 2.4 metre-high steel heart sculpture which has been unveiled at Meadowhall to raise money for heart research. The British Heart Foundation is raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for heart and circulatory diseases, including heart disease, stroke, vascular dementia and risk factors such as diabetes. The Heart of Steel sculpture has already raised more than £500,000 since it was designed by artist Steve Mehdi. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A new artwork that charts Sheffield’s urban landscape has been installed at the Cholera Monument on Claywood Drive. The cast iron compass design, by local artist and sculptor Jason Thomson, was commissioned by Friends of Sheaf Valley Park with the support of a legacy from late Sheffield Hallam University mathematics professor Warren Gilchrist. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The second phase of the Park Hill flats redevelopment has been launched with the unveiling of Sculpture Park Hill, part of a new public artspace. The first commission and the only permanent work planned for the 3.5 acre site are a series of disc-shaped concrete plinths. The Park Hill Plinths have been designed through a collaboration between artist Keith Wilson and landscape architect Tim Osborne. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Almost ten years since the demolition of the Tinsley Towers, artist Alex Chinneck will reveal his Onwards and Upwards sculpture trail supported by Sheffield Council and E.ON. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
An unusual sculpture of a peregrine falcon created with Allen keys is display outside Sheffield’s train station as part of IKEA’s Wonderful Everyday tour of Sheffield. The sculpture was designed by local artist Jason Heppenstall who is known for his animal designs made of reclaimed materials. It is part of a series of events to mark the launch of the company’s new store in Tinsley. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A stunning public art installation by acclaimed British artist Alex Chinneck has appeared on Sheffield Road, Tinsley and is expected to draw dozens of people to the site. The sculpture depicts a red Vauxhall Corsa hanging upside-down from a curling strip of tarmac close to the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal. The location is the planned site for a major public artwork by the same artist, due to be completed by summer 2019. The current week-long installation titled Pick Yourself Up and Pull Yourself Together aims to show the potential of public art to engage residents and visitors, and to promote awareness of the Tinsley Art Project. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!