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The Art UK Sculpture Project relies on a dedicated body of volunteer researchers and photographers across the UK, who over the past three years have been recording public sculpture far and wide. Their images and information are used to bring public art to you. This showcase is just a selection of 59 images that have been recorded by 56 volunteers across the UK, with many more on the way ! A special recognition to all the volunteer researchers without whose contribution and hard work the project would not be possible. Thank you to all who give freely their time and expertise.

Artists featured in this Curation: Simon Packard (b.1960), Neil Hawksworth (b.1947), Ray Lonsdale (b.1965), Peter Walker (b.1973), Castle Fine Arts, David Mach (b.1956), Eric Marwick (1946–2018), John Mackay (b.1910), Walenty Pytel (b.1941), Barbara Hepworth (1903–1975), and 55 more
59 artworks
  • Shenzhou

    Taken by volunteer photographer Tracy Jenkins.

    Shenzhou
    Simon Packard (b.1960)
    Stainless steel
    Shenzhou
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Tracy Jenkins / Art UK

  • Shrovetide Hug

    Taken by volunteer photographer : Helen Chester

    Shrovetide Hug 2008
    Neil Hawksworth (b.1947)
    H 460 cm
    Shrovetide Hug
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Helen Chester / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Susan Dawson

    Emily Wilding Davison (1872–1913) 2018
    Ray Lonsdale (b.1965)
    Steel
    Emily Wilding Davison (1872–1913)
    © the artist. Photo credit: Susan Dawson / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Fiona Mathewson, a volunteer who chooses to take on boths roles of researcher and photographer, enjoying the detective work and improving her historical knowledge, as well as exploring the environment around her.

    Coal Miner 2008 or before
    Peter Walker (b.1973) and Castle Fine Arts
    Bronze
    Coal Miner
    © the artist. Photo credit: Fiona Matthewson / Art UK

  • Out of Order

    Taken by volunteer photographer : Mike Longhurst

    Out of Order 1989
    David Mach (b.1956)
    Cast iron
    H 248 x W 85 x D 2000 cm
    Out of Order
    © the artist. Photo credit: Mike Longhurst / Art UK

  • Mosaic Television and Sofas

    Taken by volunteer photographer : Dewi Owens

    Mosaic Television and Sofas 1977 or later
    Eric Marwick (1946–2018) and John Mackay (b.1910)
    Ceramic
    H 200 x W 1000 x D 1000 cm
    Mosaic Television and Sofas
    © the copyright holders. Photo credit: Dewi Owens / Art UK

  • Leaping Salmon 

    Taken by volunteer photographer Maarten Roes-Francken

    Leaping Salmon  1997
    Walenty Pytel (b.1941)
    Steel & granite
    Leaping Salmon 
    © Walenty Pytel. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Maarten Roes-Francken / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Tony Wooderson

    Family of Man 1970
    Barbara Hepworth (1903–1975) and Morris Singer Art Foundry Ltd (founded 1927)
    Bronze
    H 276 x W 109 cm
    Family of Man
    © Bowness. Photo credit: Tony Wooderson / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Simon Maddison

    Tower 2014
    Permindar Kaur (b.1965)
    Steel
    H 450 cm
    Tower
    © Permindar Kaur. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Simon Maddison / Art UK

  • Lobed

    Taken by volunteer photographer : Akhtar Khan, 'It's very interesting to know the detail of each individual piece of art. I feel a satisfying sense of achievement when seeing the images'.

    Lobed 1994
    Mark Swain
    Lobed
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Akhtar Khan / Art UK

  • Dickie and Sam

    Taken by volunteer photographer : Vincenzo Albano

    Dickie and Sam 2009
    Brian Alabaster (b.1956)
    Bronze
    Dickie and Sam
    © the artist. Photo credit: Vincenzo Albano / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Jane Roblin. 'What I have most enjoyed about volunteering for the sculpture project, is looking at my county with new eyes and seeing the unexpected emerge around every corner'.

    Homage to Doctor Mirabilis
    David Batchelor (b.1955)
    Stainless steel & neon
    Homage to Doctor Mirabilis
    © David Batchelor. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Jane Roblin / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Elaine Vizor , a volunteer since June 2018, a lover of big art pieces. 'I count it a privilege to be part of Art UK's sculpture project and hope to complete my existing list, as well as recording and locating the many new and unlisted artworks around me'.

    Train 1997
    David Mach (b.1956)
    House brick & precast concrete
    H 70500 x W 63800 x D 3900 cm
    Train
    © the artist. Photo credit: Elaine Vizor / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Tony Bennett

    Plas Coch Sculpture
    Simon Winter
    York sandstone
    H 274 cm
    Plas Coch Sculpture
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Tony Bennett / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Ciaran Elizabeth Doran, 'I wanted to improve my photographic skills and volunteer my experience to record information about the works that are passed every day by thousands of people'.

    Pine Cones
    Eleanor Wheeler (active 2017)
    Stone & bronze
    Pine Cones
    © the artist. Photo credit: Ciaran Elizabeth Doran / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Gordon Baird

    Dudley the Cat 2018
    David Annand (b.1948) and Powderhall Bronze (founded 1989) and W. L. Watson & Sons
    Bronze & granite
    Dudley the Cat
    © the artist. Photo credit: Gordon Baird / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Margaret Lawless

    Community Arch 1995
    Paul Noane and Congleton Community Projects
    Oak
    H 490 x W 160 cm
    Community Arch
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Margaret Lawless / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Martin Henderson

    The Eudaemonium 2018
    Stephen Broadbent (b.1961)
    Wood & bronze
    H 396 cm
    The Eudaemonium
    © the artist. Photo credit: Martin Henderson / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Lawrence Suss, covering Brighton, Hove and surrounding areas, he hopes his photography inspires people to go looking for sculpture themselves.

    Blaker's Park Clock Tower
    Gillett & Johnston
    Red & pink terracotta, brick & granite
    Blaker's Park Clock Tower
    Photo credit: Lawrence Suss / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Rose Akeroyd, 'I was told to start by getting a second hand copy of a big book called “Public Sculptures of Staffordshire and the Black Country”, then to select appropriate sculptures and areas. What fun that was! I was hooked!'

    King's Head Clock
    Arthur Walker (1871–1948) and J & A Law Ironfounders
    Iron
    King's Head Clock
    Photo credit: Rose Akeroyd / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Helen Crute

    Temenos 2008–2010
    Anish Kapoor (b.1954) and Cecil Balmond (b.1943)
    Stainless steel
    H 5000 x W 11000 x D 3200 cm
    Temenos
    © Anish Kapoor. All rights reserved, DACS 2021,the copyright holder. Photo credit: Helen Crute / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Ciaran Elizabeth Doran

    Spirit of Belfast
    Dan George (active 2009)
    Steel & stone
    Spirit of Belfast
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Ciaran Elizabeth Doran / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Andrew Mackie

    Widows and Bairns 2007
    Jill Watson (b.1957)
    Bronze
    H 120 cm
    Widows and Bairns
    © the artist. Photo credit: Andrew Mackie / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Donald Stewart

    Millais' Viewpoint 1997
    Timothy Shutter (b.1954)
    St Bees sandstone
    Millais' Viewpoint
    © the artist. Photo credit: Donald Stewart / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Tony Bennett, 'The Sculpture Project appealed because my experience and skills could be applied to recording beautiful or thought-provoking artefacts for future public reference in the wider world. It would also take me to places I would never otherwise visit'.

    Owain Glyndwr (c.1349–c.1416) 2007
    Colin Spofforth (b.1963)
    Bronze & granite
    H 450 cm
    Owain Glyndwr (c.1349–c.1416)
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Tony Bennett / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: David Roberts

    The Shrimper
    Colin Spofforth (b.1963)
    Bronze
    H 150 cm
    The Shrimper
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: David Roberts / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Gordon Baird

    Equestrian Monument to the Duke of Wellington 1840–1844
    Carlo Marochetti (1805–1867) and Soyer and De Braux and James Smith (1808–1863)
    Bronze & Peterhead granite
    H 360 cm
    Equestrian Monument to the Duke of Wellington
    Photo credit: Gordon Baird / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Mary Crowther

    George II (1683–1760) 1751
    John Cheere (1709–1787)
    Gilded lead & granite
    George II (1683–1760)
    Photo credit: Mary P Crowther / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: David Oudney

    Another Time X 2008
    Antony Gormley (b.1950)
    Another Time X
    © courtesy of the artist and Jay Jopling / White Cube. Photo credit: David Oudney / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Sue Davies

    Wessex Division War Memorial 1949
    unknown artist
    Stone
    H 288 x W 354 cm
    Wessex Division War Memorial
    Photo credit: Sue Davies / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer: Colleen Rowe Harvey

    Matilda Drinking Fountain
    Joseph Durham (1814–1877)
    Bronze & granite
    Matilda Drinking Fountain
    Photo credit: Colleen Rowe Harvey / Art UK

  • Angel of the North

    Taken by volunteer George Ledger

    Angel of the North 1994–1997
    Antony Gormley (b.1950)
    Weathering steel
    H 2000 x W 5400 cm
    Angel of the North
    © courtesy of the artist and Jay Jopling / White Cube. Photo credit: George Ledger / Art UK

  • Cornish Diaspora

    Taken by volunteer photographer Bruce Hobbs

    Cornish Diaspora
    Wolfgang Buttress (b.1965)
    Steel
    Cornish Diaspora
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Bruce Hobbs / Art UK

  • Birdbath – Baroness Mount-Temple (1822–1901)

    Taken by volunteer photographer Andy Webster

    Birdbath – Baroness Mount-Temple (1822–1901) 1903
    Arthur George Walker (1861–1939)
    Trusham greenish-black basalt & Ashburton marble
    Birdbath – Baroness Mount-Temple (1822–1901)
    Photo credit: Andy Webster /Art UK

  • Thomas Paine (1737–1809)

    Taken by volunteer photographer Robert H Taylor

    Thomas Paine (1737–1809) 1964
    Charles Thomas Wheeler (1892–1974)
    Gilded bronze
    H 225 x W 150 cm
    Thomas Paine (1737–1809)
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Robert H Taylor / Art UK

  • The Ramblers

    Taken by volunteer phtographer Juliet Ferguson

    The Ramblers 2001
    Ray Smith (1949–2018)
    The Ramblers
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Juliet Ferguson / Art UK

  • Rush Hour

    Taken by volunteer photographer Alfred Yeung

    Rush Hour 1983–1987
    George Segal (1924–2000)
    Patinated bronze
    H 185 x W 188 x D 170 cm
    Rush Hour
    © The George and Helen Segal Foundation/VAGA at ARS, NY and DACS, London 2021. Photo credit: Alfred Yeung / Art UK

  • Radar Research Memorial

    taken by volunteer photographer Nigel Wood

    Radar Research Memorial 2001
    Tony Viney
    Stainless steel & Purbeck stone
    Radar Research Memorial
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Nigel Wood / Art UK

  • Layers of Bournemouth

    Taken by volunteer Colin Sansom

    Layers of Bournemouth 2018
    Briony Marshall
    Soil, clay & pigment
    H 250 x W 110 x D 120 cm
    Layers of Bournemouth
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Colin Sansom/Art UK

  • Resting Kestrel

    Taken by volunteer photographer Terry Street

    Resting Kestrel 2000
    Walenty Pytel (b.1941) (attributed to)
    Steel
    H 240 cm
    Resting Kestrel
    © Walenty Pytel. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Terry Street/Art UK

  • Arnold Bennett (1867–1931)

    taken by volunteer photographer Ian Banks

    Arnold Bennett (1867–1931) 2017
    Michael Talbot (b.1959) and Carl Payne (b.1969) and Horticon Ltd (founded 1990)
    Bronzed resin
    H 200 cm
    Arnold Bennett (1867–1931)
    © the copyright holders. Photo credit: Ian Banks / Art UK

  • The Lion at the Arboretum

    Taken by volunteer photographer - Peter Roworth

    The Lion at the Arboretum
    Austin and Seeley
    Composite stone
    H 225 x W 310 x D 120 cm
    The Lion at the Arboretum
    Photo credit: Peter Roworth / Art UK

  • Blyth Fountain

    taken by volunteer photographer Andy Hayes

    Blyth Fountain 1882
    Walter Macfarlane & Co.
    Cast iron & concrete
    Blyth Fountain
    Photo credit: Andy Hayes / Art UK

  • The Swimmers

    Taken by volunteer photographer Deborah Savill

    The Swimmers 1962
    Ralph Brown (1928–2013)
    Bronze & brick
    The Swimmers
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Deborah Savill / Art UK

  • Fisherwife

    Taken by volunteer photographer Fiona Jeffrey

    Fisherwife 2019
    Emma Stothard (b.1971)
    Coated wire
    H 178 x W 70 x D 70 cm
    Fisherwife
    © the artist. Photo credit: Fiona Jeffrey / Art UK

  • Energy Memorial

    Taken by volunteer photographer Dainis Ozols

    Energy Memorial 2013
    Andy Griffiths
    Stainless steel, bronze & stone
    H 250 x W 60 x D 60 cm
    Energy Memorial
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Dainis Ozols / Art UK

  • Harrowing Stone

    Taken by volunteer photographer Robert Lavers

    Harrowing Stone c.1150
    unknown artist
    Limestone
    The Churches Conservation Trust
    Harrowing Stone
    Photo credit: Robert Lavers / Art UK

  • Yarn Market (Cross)

    Taken by volunteer photographer Tony Cooper

    Yarn Market (Cross) 1609
    George Luttrell (active 1609)
    H 800 x W 1000 cm
    Yarn Market (Cross)
    Photo credit: Tony Cooper / Art UK

  • Taken by volunteer photographer Richard Draper

    Market Cross 1490
    unknown artist
    Limestone
    H 1219 cm
    Market Cross
    Photo credit: Richard Draper / Art UK

  • Spirit of Victory 2018

    Taken by volunteer photographer Bob Cassey

    Spirit of Victory 2018 2018
    Martin Galbavy and Chris Hannam
    Metal
    Spirit of Victory 2018
    © the copyright holders. Photo credit: Bob Cassey / Art UK

  • 'I Am' (three works)

    Taken by volunteer Sean Bergin

    'I Am' (three works) 2017
    Colin Spofforth (b.1963)
    Painted bronze & stainless steel
    H 600 x W 240 x D 50 cm
    'I Am' (three works)
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Sean Bergin / Art UK

  • Miners' Memorial

    Taken by volunteer photographer Brian Vollar

    Miners' Memorial 1998
    Judith Holmes (1950–2011) and Le Blanc Fine Art Bronze Foundry (founded 1973)
    Silicon bronze
    H 180 x W 126 x D 67 cm
    Miners' Memorial
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Brian Vollar / Art UK

  • Churchill Brothers' Monument

    Taken by Ken Hanrahan Smith

    Churchill Brothers' Monument 2015
    unknown artist
    Stone
    Churchill Brothers' Monument
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Ken Hanrahan-Smith / Art UK

  • Queen Victoria Drinking Fountain (Jubilee Monument)

    Taken by volunteer photographer Roger Lee

    Queen Victoria Drinking Fountain (Jubilee Monument) 1862
    John Thomas (1813–1862) and Blandford
    Stone, granite, cast iron, sandstone & limestone
    Queen Victoria Drinking Fountain (Jubilee Monument)
    Photo credit: Roger Lee / Art UK

  • Grocyn (OW) in Roundel*

    Taken by volunteer photographer Jill Howgate

    Grocyn (OW) in Roundel* 1897
    Andrea Carlo Lucchesi (1859–1925)
    Stone
    H 140 x W 130 x D 30 cm
    Grocyn (OW) in Roundel*
    Photo credit: Jill Howgate / Art UK

  • Flying Spiral

    Taken by volunteer photographer Cliff Palmer

    Flying Spiral 2001
    Ray Smith (1949–2018)
    Corten steel
    H 500 x W 300 x D 25 cm
    Flying Spiral
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Cliff Palmer/Art UK

  • 'Titanic' Crew Memorial Fountain

    Taken by volunteer photographer Anthony McIntosh

    'Titanic' Crew Memorial Fountain 1915
    Garrett and Haysom (founded c.1877)
    Portland stone
    'Titanic' Crew Memorial Fountain
    Photo credit: Anthony McIntosh / Art UK

  • Drystone Sculpture

    Taken by Mike Allport

    Drystone Sculpture 2006
    Max Nowell (b.1957)
    Drystone Sculpture
    © the artist. Photo credit: Mike Allport / Art UK

  • Ship's Hull

    Taken by volunteer photographer Paul Carter

    Ship's Hull 2014
    unknown artist
    Powder coated steel
    H 500 x W 200 x D 10 cm
    Ship's Hull
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Paul Carter