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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
7. UNIVRS 2012/2018 Michail Pirgelis Cunnard Place EC3A 5AR
18. Crocodylius Philodendrus 2016/17 Nancy Rubins 1 Undershaft EC3A 6HX
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.
Sculptures can be found across London. please use the addresses in the table below.