19th century ; 20th century
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
View looking into the ginnel called Grinders Hill. Two panels by Neil WOODALL are visible, one in the alley, one above the window of the Untitled Gallery (now re-named The Site Gallery). This second window has been removed (see below for details) Location: Grinders Hill, running between Brown Street and Shoreham Street. Description: Images of activities relating to the Quarter are depicted on steel panels along the passage. The panel size is given, but the grouping varies according to shape and scale of image. There is no overall sequence or narrative; the images were placed where they fit best on the wall. They depict people and equipment, and even a view of the Erechtheum. The unmistakable entrance panel is entitled 'Grinders Hill' and shows a view of Sheffield, closely related to Woodhall's 'The Sheffield Mural' on the Parkway. The view is seen through an arched window based upon an existing window at the Untitled Gallery. [Update] This panel was removed during the major refurbishment of the Site Gallery and has not been replaced. Its whereabouts are not known to us. Commission: Sheffield City Council, sponsored by Avesta (Sheffield). Comment: Artist says it was important that the overall set of images be complex without being fussy. There should be something for people to look at. Most of the images are taken from his own photographs. Because of the proximity of the Site Gallery, a photography gallery, the artist thought it would be interesting to have images in black and white and the Grinders Hill view drawn by hand.
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