A City As Sculpture

In 20th century art the expanded field changed the way we look at art, focusing on non- traditional methods and materials in the production of art work. These are conceptual manifestation and means of expression. A City as Sculpture is such a manifestation – a conceptual art work inviting people to look at the city in a different way, to see through and beyond daily life and see the place like a painting, produced through the application of thick layers of history built up to produce the world we see before our eyes. A City as Sculpture is an invitation to look through these layers and recognise that a city, a place where we all participate in the daily life, exist long before and beyond our lifetimes and the places that we walk through echo with the footsteps of generations before and those to come. A City as Sculpture is a three part project accessing a city and the surrounding area as an artwork in its own right, displaying and presenting a multiplicity of physical sculptures in and around the city and surrounding areas, and working with the public to help shape the future of the city through artwork production.

In 2014 Peter Walker made Lichfield City into an Artwork in its own right. Turning the streets of the city into it’s own art gallery.  Activities and events were also created from this point onwards that established Lichfield City as ‘The City of Sculpture’.  This involved creating and developing a City Sculpture Trail, 52 weeks of Art working with schools and community groups in the region, creating three modern bronze statues for the city, and creating and establishing sustainability for the arts in the area.  

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The Lichfield City sculpture trail can be viewed here www.thecityofsculpture.co.uk