City of Sculpture
The council's City of Sculpture festival launched in 2010. The festival sees works of art transform the city into an open air gallery, in the build up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and Diamond Jubilee.
City of Sculpture locations
Room in Rome by Franz West, The Mall
Jelly Baby Family by Mauro Perucchetti, Marble Arch
Green's Grecian Head by Nic Fiddian, Mount Street Gardens
Hand of God by Lorenzo Quinn, Park Lane
Sculptures by Bruce Denny, Soho Square
Core Femme by Jill Berelowitz, Cavendish Square
Yuri Gagarin by Pavel Medvedev, Spring Gardens
Berkeley Square by Jeff Lowe, Berkeley Square
Coming very soon are:
Glamourlands by Tony Heywood, Berkeley Square
Genghis Khan by Namdakov, Marble Arch
The Search for Enlightenment by Simon Gudgeon, Riverwalk Gardens
See these press releases for more information:
Following confirmation that Westminster has extended the successful City of Sculpture Festival into 2012, new pieces by the artist Bruce Denny have been installed in Soho Square. These include four life-size figures seated on the ground from his Interaction series, as well as the larger pieces the Conversion of St Paul and Annunciation.
Jill Berelowitz’s Core Femme, representing a spine made up of female torsos, has arrived in Cavendish Square and Jeff Lowe’s monumental square piece in Berkeley Square sees volumetric and cage-like elements combine to create both image and experience.
The Yuri Gagarin Statue commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first space flight on the Mall is also part of the wider festival. Stephanie Carlton Smith’s untitled work in giant redwood and marble has been installed in Hanover Square, while Nic Fiddian Green’s Grecian Head is in Mount Street Gardens.
These new installations build on recent high profile unveilings including the short term installation of Nuestros Silencios by the Mexican sculptor Rivelino in Victoria Tower Gardens and Lorenzo Quinn’s Vroom Vroom on Park Lane.
Further pieces will be installed over the coming months, as we build the festival towards the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Olympics. These will include sculpture by Tony Heywood in Berkeley Square and Simon Gudgeon’s Search for Enlightenment at Riverwalk Gardens.
Full details of the scheme can be obtained from Toby Cuthbertson on 0207 641 8705 or at email@example.com
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