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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

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

Dear Ruth / Dear Eddie

Dear Ruth / Dear Eddie 2011
Amy Pennington (b.1984)
Paper & wood
H 168 x W 242 x D 120 cm
Working Class Movement Library

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

The Source

The Source 2017
Patrick Tuttofuoco (b.1974)
Neon & steel
H 268 x W 315 cm

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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

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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

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

Screw Mobile

Screw Mobile 1967
Kenneth Martin (1905–1984)
Metal
H 90 x W 87 cm
Zoological Society of London

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

Screw Mobile with Cylinder

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

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

Screw Mobile

Screw Mobile 1964
Kenneth Martin (1905–1984)
Brass
H 96 x W 23 x D 23 cm
Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

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

Mirror Sculpture

Mirror Sculpture 1981
John Csáky (1945–2007)
Stainless steel & glass
Milton Keynes Civic Collection

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

Mobile Reflector

Mobile Reflector c.1953
Kenneth Martin (1905–1984)
Aluminium & painted metal
H 100 x W 230 cm
Government Art Collection

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

Untitled (Mobile)

Untitled (Mobile) 2005
Edward Willis
Painted steel
H 102 x W 170 x D 0.2 cm
St George's Hospital

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Three Banners
© the estate of Patrick Heron. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: CW+

Three Banners

Three Banners 1993
Patrick Heron (1920–1999)
Originally appliqued silk, replaced with printed PVC c.2018
H 1561 x W 266 cm
CW+

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The Acrobat
© Allen Jones. Photo credit: CW+

The Acrobat

The Acrobat
Allen Jones (b.1937)
Weathering steel & paint
H 1524 cm
CW+

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

Flying Colours

Flying Colours 2008
Almuth Tebbenhoff (b.1949)
Welded & painted steel
University of Leicester

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Chinook


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

We Are the Sky

We Are the Sky 2015
Robert Orchardson (b.1976)
Steel
H 1000 x W 100 x D 1 cm
Loughborough University

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

Glass Sculptural Installation

Glass Sculptural Installation 2009
Paula Thomson

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

Lammas Drave

Lammas Drave 1994
Adam Booth (b.1963)
Metal
H 220 x W 380 x D 30 cm
Scottish Fisheries Museum

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

Arc of History

Arc of History 2018
Haberdashery
Light, brass & powder-coated steel
H 1000 x W 1000 x D 400 cm
Newnham College, University of Cambridge

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

Uncharnel

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

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

Botanic

Botanic
Jennifer Steinkamp (b.1958)

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

Relations of Care

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

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

A Means of Liberation

A Means of Liberation 2016
Sinta Tantra (b.1979)
Glass & wood
Newnham College, University of Cambridge

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

Asklepian

Asklepian 2008
Ivan Black (b.1972)
Fibreglass
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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

The Learning Curve

The Learning Curve 2016
Ben Craig (b.1985)
3D printed plastic objects & acrylic support panels
Queen's University Belfast

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

Doctor – Patient

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

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

Fragments of Information

Fragments of Information
Colin Reid (b.1953)
Fibreglass & stainless steel
University of Leicester

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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

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

Interactive Hand-Blown Glass Artwork

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)

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Multi-Faith Piece
© the artist. Photo credit: CW+
Multi-Faith Piece 2017
Jamie Gutch (b.1974)
PVC & silk
CW+

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Leaves
© Sokari Douglas Camp. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. 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

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Falling Leaves
© the artist. Photo credit: CW+

Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves 1993
Sian Tucker (b.1958)
Mixed media
H 2286 cm
CW+

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

On the Wing

On the Wing 2009
Andrea Spencer (b.1971) and Scott Benefield (b.1956)
Glass & steel
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust