Detail View: SHIMMER: Heron and Fish

Title: 
Heron and Fish
Caption: 
Stone City Symposium - Week 3
Creation Date: 
1995
Image Date: 
1995
Period: 
20th century
Location: 
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Country: 
ENGLAND, UK
Material: 
sandstone
Display Creator: 
BERMEJO, Vega
Terms: 
Landmark sculptures
Image ID: 
95-3122
Description: 
The artist working on the sculpture. [Photographed in week 4 of the project].

Location: Victoria Quays.

Description: Large sculpture, over 2 metres high, on the north side of the canal basin. The piece depicts a heron with a very large fish hanging from its beak.

Commission: One of the pieces made during the Stone City Symposium. Financial and other support was given by the Sports and Arts Foundation, Yorkshire and Humberside Arts, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield City Council and Yorkshire Artspace Society. Materials were provided by Realstone. This piece was sponsored by a number of organisations with interests in the Victoria Quays development: The Monaghan Partnership, Nabarro Nathanson, New City Hotels, The Rushbond Group, Sheffield Development Corporation, Victoria Quays Ltd., and Wislon Bowden Properties. The piece was made at Victoria Quays between 19 June and 16 July 1995. Surface details were completed in the artist's studio during a week in August. The piece was installed on 31 August 1995.

Artist's Statement: (from the publicity leaflet for Stone City) "This piece celebrates the natural fauna which will hopefully return to this city centre location." Publicity: Articles and photographs appeared in the local newspapers.

Rights: 
© Sheffield Hallam University
Permissions: 
For educational use only. This image may be used in print or digital materials provided that full acknowledgment is given, expressed as follows: " © < insert details from the 'Rights' field >. Photographed by < insert details from the 'Photographed by' field >."
Related Information: 
Stone City Symposium. For more information, and other images, see also < http://shimmer.shu.ac.uk/luna/servlet/s/1e8jf8 > and < http://public-art.shu.ac.uk/sheffield/stcity1.html > .

For more information see also Public Sculpture of Sheffield and South Yorkshire < http://shu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/44SHU_VU1:default_scope:44SHU_ALMA2140474120002501 > .

Photographed by: 
Dave Ball
Creator: 
BERMEJO, Vega
Creator Role: 
Sculptor.
Culture Gender: 
Female.
Nationality: 
British and Portuguese.
Subject Heading: 
Urban renewal -- England -- Sheffield
Subject Heading: 
Public art -- England -- Sheffield
Subject Heading: 
Sculpture -- England -- Sheffield
Subject Heading: 
Percent for Art
Subject Heading: 
Stone carving
Subject Heading: 
Sculpture -- 1900-2000
Subject Heading: 
Sculpture -- Design and construction
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