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Sculpture in the City Trail is back – 18 awe inspiring sculptures across the City of London

Sculpture in the City 2018

Is back for the 8th edition. Perhaps you are looking for somewhere different to sit during lunch break or want to find another quiet corner at weekends. The areas around the back of the Gherkin, St Mary’s Axe, Leadenhall St, Bevis Marks, Fenchurch St, all provide a cluster of these art installations.

There is a free little booklet with map available at some libraries or tourist information desks.  Each installation there is a guide board and map. There is also a website, see link at the end

There are 18 points of interest

We visited the ones in bold

Items Visited

3. The Adventurer  2014  Gabriel Lester     Bury Court  EC3A 8EX

A bench is incorporated into the structure, and the landscapes are pleasant, they seem to stand out when the sun goes down

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Sculpture in the City 3

4. Your Lips moved Across My Face  2015    Tracey Emin CBE RA      Alleyway Bury Court off Bury St EC3A 7HL

The handwriting is the artists own writing, and the, expressions of emotions, feelings conveyed in the messages are meant to come from the core of the artists own thoughts.

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Sculpture in the City 4
Sculpture in the City 4
Sculpture in the City 4

5. Sari Garden        2018       Clare Jarrett                     Heneage Lane EC3A 5DQ

This pleasant little alley with a vintage feel has this fabric draping which is meant to emulate the 6 meters of continuous fabric used in the traditional Indian Sari form of clothing. How the fabric moves its colours and any number of words that symbolise a woman’s life. If you were not aware of the Alley or the fact that a Fabric artwork was on display you would miss it.

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Sculpture in the City 5

6. Climb                    2012  Juliana Cerqueira Leite     Mitre Square EC3A 5DH

The particular time, you go to see this is key.  We went at a weekend and there were two barriers, mess on the floor, and youths were annoyingly lurking, being somewhat antisocial in the green mini garden space area, where this is situated. It looked like a large medieval dripping candle the photo is distant because of not being able to get that close or hang about.

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Sculpture in the City 6

13. Stack Blues        2017 Sean Scully RA                                                   Front of the Willis Building, Lime St EC3M 7DQ

Reminds one of the swimming floats, the base of the Lloyds building behind

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Sculpture in the City 13

14.Numen Shifting Votive one & Two 2016 Thomas J Price

Aluminium heads on a marble base, they are taking the idea of classic style sculptures that cultures throughout history adopted. These sculptures use instead images of man from this century.

Numen Shifting Votive one & Two 2016 Thomas J Price
Numen Shifting Votive one & Two 2016 Thomas J Price
Numen Shifting Votive one & Two 2016 Thomas J Price
Numen Shifting Votive one & Two 2016 Thomas J Price
Numen Shifting Votive one & Two 2016 Thomas J Price
Numen Shifting Votive one & Two 2016 Thomas J Price
Numen Shifting Votive one & Two 2016 Thomas J Price
Numen Shifting Votive one & Two 2016 Thomas J Price

16. Body                     2011  Jean Luc Moulène                           Undershaft EC3P 3DQ

Colourful and in a quiet corner, it is painted in red, yellow blue, it is all about paying homage to the design put into the shape of cars. It was made in a Renault Factory and is made out of basalt fibre, resins, aluminium.

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Sculpture in the City 16

17 Numen Shifting Votive Three 2016 Thomas J Price   1 Great St Helen’s EC3A 6HX

The Same as the two entries in 16. The Artist is London born, and deals with incorporating perception, body language, facial expression, and these male heads did seem to have a character to them.

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Sculpture in the City 17
Sculpture in the City 17
Sculpture in the City 17
Sculpture in the City 17
Sculpture in the City 17
Sculpture in the City 17
Sculpture in the City 17

7. UNIVRS   2012/2018   Michail Pirgelis        Cunnard Place EC3A 5AR

 

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Sculpture in the City 7
Sculpture in the City 7
Sculpture in the City 7 

 

18. Crocodylius Philodendrus 2016/17  Nancy Rubins      1 Undershaft EC3A 6HX

Sculpture in the City 18
Sculpture in the City 18

There are also audio installations one can hear when at these locations if you have a mobile phone that can connect.

There is a website link, that tells you about the music artist and track, but it does not seem as if you can play these at home, although some of the links to the artists did seem to have some other available info or examples of their work.

Musicity X Sculpture in the City

Locations

Sculptures can be found across London. please use the addresses in the table below.

 

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