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This selection of hanging sculpture, uniquely designed for a particular setting, and often to be seen from both below and above, illustrates the way this fascinating medium can transform spaces with light, movement and drama.

32 artworks
Dear Ruth / Dear Eddie
© the artist. Photo credit: Working Class Movement Library

Dear Ruth / Dear Eddie 2011

Amy Pennington (b.1984)

Paper & wood

H 168 x W 242 x D 120 cm

Working Class Movement Library

The Source
© courtesy of the artist, OGR - Officine Grandi Riparazioni and Federica Schiavo Gallery. Photo credit: Nick Turpin

The Source 2017

Patrick Tuttofuoco (b.1974)

Neon & steel

H 268 x W 315 cm

Elements
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

Elements c.2007

Douglas Mooney (b.1971)

Steel rings & glass

H 600 x W 120 x D 120 cm

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

The Tower Orrery
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Nuffield College, University of Oxford

The Tower Orrery 1958

John Verney (1913–1993)

Metal

Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Screw Mobile
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Zoological Society of London

Screw Mobile 1967

Kenneth Martin (1905–1984)

Metal

H 90 x W 87 cm

Zoological Society of London

Screw Mobile with Cylinder
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre

Screw Mobile with Cylinder 1956

Kenneth Martin (1905–1984)

Copper

H 71.1 x W 45.7 x D 45.7 cm

Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre

Screw Mobile
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

Screw Mobile 1964

Kenneth Martin (1905–1984)

Brass

H 96 x W 23 x D 23 cm

Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

Mirror Sculpture
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Milton Keynes Civic Collection

Mirror Sculpture 1981

John Csáky (1945–2007)

Stainless steel & glass

Milton Keynes Civic Collection

Mobile Reflector
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Government Art Collection

Mobile Reflector c.1953

Kenneth Martin (1905–1984)

Aluminium & painted metal

H 100 x W 230 cm

Government Art Collection

Untitled (Mobile)
© St George's Hospital. Photo credit: St George's Hospital

Untitled (Mobile) 2005

Edward Willis

Painted steel

H 102 x W 170 x D 0.2 cm

St George's Hospital

Three Banners
© the estate of Patrick Heron. All rights reserved, DACS 2020. Photo credit: CW+

Three Banners 1993

Patrick Heron (1920–1999)

Originally appliqued silk, replaced with printed PVC c.2018

H 1561 x W 266 cm

CW+

The Acrobat
© Allen Jones. Photo credit: CW+

The Acrobat

Allen Jones (b.1937)

Weathering steel & paint

H 1524 cm

CW+

Flying Colours
© the artist. Photo credit: University of Leicester

Flying Colours 2008

Almuth Tebbenhoff (b.1949)

Welded & painted steel

University of Leicester

Chinook
© courtesy of the artist, lender and YSP. Photo credit: Jonty Wilde, courtesy of YSP

Chinook 2014

Fiona Banner (b.1966)

Helicopter blades, rotor hubs, motor, gear boxes & steel

H 30 x W 650 x D 20 cm

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

We Are the Sky
© the artist. Photo credit: Loughborough University

We Are the Sky 2015

Robert Orchardson (b.1976)

Steel

H 1000 x W 100 x D 1 cm

Loughborough University

Glass Sculptural Installation
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: David Oudney / Art UK

Glass Sculptural Installation 2009

Paula Thomson

Lammas Drave
© the artist. Photo credit: Scottish Fisheries Museum

Lammas Drave 1994

Adam Booth (b.1963)

Metal

H 220 x W 380 x D 30 cm

Scottish Fisheries Museum

Arc of History
© the artists. Photo credit: Newnham College, University of Cambridge

Arc of History 2018

Haberdashery

Light, brass & powder coated steel

H 1000 x W 1000 x D 400 cm

Newnham College, University of Cambridge

Uncharnel
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Armitt Museum and Library

Uncharnel 2012

John Ellis (active 2012)

Steel, copper, cast acrylic & bronze leaf

H 17.5 x W 350 x D 10 cm

The Armitt Museum and Library

Botanic
© courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong and Seoul. Photo credit: Nick Turpin

Botanic

Jennifer Steinkamp (b.1958)

Relations of Care
© the artist. Photo credit: Homerton College, University of Cambridge

Relations of Care 2018

Elena Cologni (b.1967)

Steel & jute rope

H 250 x W 420 x D 100 cm

Homerton College, University of Cambridge

A Means of Liberation
© the artist / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Newnham College, University of Cambridge

A Means of Liberation 2016

Sinta Tantra (b.1979)

Glass & wood

Newnham College, University of Cambridge

Asklepian
© the artist. Photo credit: Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Asklepian 2008

Ivan Black (b.1972)

Fibreglass

Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Learning Curve
© the artist. Photo credit: Queen's University Belfast

The Learning Curve 2016

Ben Craig (b.1985)

3D printed plastic objects & acrylic support panels

Queen's University Belfast

Doctor – Patient
© the artist. Photo credit: University of Aberdeen

Doctor – Patient 2009

Marilene Oliver (b.1977)

Silk screen prints in silver ink, stainless steel cable & acrylic plastic

H 450 x W 60 x D 60 cm

University of Aberdeen

Fragments of Information
© the artist. Photo credit: University of Leicester

Fragments of Information

Colin Reid (b.1953)

Fibreglass & stainless steel

University of Leicester

I’M STAYING
© courtesy of the artist, Bristol Biennial and l’étrangère. Photo credit: courtesy Bristol Biennial and l’étrangère

I’M STAYING 2014

Shaun C. Badham

Neon

H 550 x W 20 x D 80 cm

Interactive Hand-Blown Glass Artwork
© the artist. Photo credit: NHS Lothian (Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation)

Interactive Hand-Blown Glass Artwork 2017

Lindsay Perth (b.1969)

Hand-blown glass

H 130 x W 200 cm

NHS Lothian (Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation)

Multi-Faith Piece
© the artist. Photo credit: CW+

Multi-Faith Piece 2017

Jamie Gutch (b.1974)

PVC & silk

CW+

Leaves
© Sokari Douglas Camp. All rights reserved, DACS 2020. Photo credit: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Leaves 2003

Sokari Douglas Camp (b.1958)

Glass & metal

H 1400 x W 1216 x D 1420 cm

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Falling Leaves
© the artist. Photo credit: CW+

Falling Leaves 1993

Sian Tucker (b.1958)

Mixed media

H 2286 cm

CW+

On the Wing
© the copyright holders. Photo credit: Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

On the Wing 2009

Andrea Spencer (b.1971) and Scott Benefield (b.1956)

Glass & steel

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust