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John Bridgeman play sculpture, Birmingham

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Year  1960s
Medium  Concrete
Owner  Birmingham City Council
Type  Abstract sculpture
Artist  John Bridgeman
Material  Concrete
John Bridgeman play sculpture, Birmingham
Location  Curtis Gardens, Fox Hollies Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, England
Similar  King Edward VII Memorial, Iron: Man, Acocks Green railway st

The sculptor John Bridgeman was commissioned in the early 1960s by playground designer Mary Frances Mitchell, to create an abstract sculpture in concrete, for a Birmingham City Council playground, on Curtis Gardens, on a housing estate on Fox Hollies Road in the Acocks Green district of Birmingham, England. It has been described as "fish like".

It is the only one of a series of playground sculptures by Bridgeman, who was head of sculpture at Birmingham College of Arts and Crafts until 1981, to survive. It was originally painted in a metallic sheen, but this is now mostly worn off.

In February 2015, the untitled piece was grade II listed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on the advice of Historic England, giving it legal protection from removal or alteration.

References

John Bridgeman play sculpture, Birmingham Wikipedia


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