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Public art audit - can you help?

Database of public art in the district

If you live or work in Lichfield District, one thing you'll probably have noticed is the richness of local public artwork - from the sculpture of Dr Johnson in Lichfield’s Market Square to the Shining Stone in Shenstone, there are all sorts of artworks on display for everyone to visit and enjoy. 

We carried out an audit of public art in the district in 2015, including public artworks we own and look after, and public artworks owned and looked after by other organisations. 

Please email us if there are any artworks are missing from our lists that should be listed. If you want to discuss a piece of public art, please contact the relevant body listed below.

We hope you find the information useful and thank you for your help.

Name of artwork  ArtistDate Materials  LocationFurther details / contact
Dr Johnson Sculpture Richard Cockle Lucas 1838 Stone Market Square, Lichfield Owed by Lichfield City Council
Boswell Sculpture Percy Fitzgerald 1908 Bronze Market Square, Lichfield Owned by Lichfield City Council
Edward VII Sculpture Robert Bridgeman 1908 Stone Museum Gardens, Lichfield Lichfield District Council
Commander Edward John Smith Sculpture Lady Kathleen Scott 1914 Bronze Museum Gardens, Lichfield Captain of the Titanic and in care of Lichfield District Council
Ornamental Fountain       Museum Gardens, Lichfield Lichfield District Council
Erasmus Darwin Peter Walker 2012  Bronze Museum Gardens, Lichfield  Lichfield District Council
Dr Johnson Mosaic John Myatt 1976 Coloured wooden mosaic Side of building in Bird Street Commissioned by Lichfield District Arts Association
Carved Stone Plaque Richard Kindersley 1993 Stone TBC For Swan Road development (County Council perfect for Art Programme)
The Formation of Poetry Peter Walker 2010 Bronze Between Tesco and back of Duke of York Pub, Lichfield  Unknown
Monument to King Charles II   Presumed 17th century Stone Cathedral Close, Lichfield  Lichfield Cathedral
Sailor from HMS Powerful Sculpture   Presumed post First World War   Wall of Registry Office, Lichfield  Staffordshire County Council
St George & the Dragon   Post First World War   Garden of Remembrance, Lichfield Lichfield City Council
Suite of Prints Richard Clarke 1991   Lichfield Library Staffordshire County Council
Etched Glass Panel Martin Donlin 1991 Glass Lichfield Library Staffordshire County Council
Tapestry Julieanne Worrall Hood 1994 Tapestry Lichfield Day Centre, Wissage Lane, Lichfield Staffordshire County Council
Many works       Cathedral  Lichfield Cathedral
Erasmus Darwin John Sanders 2012   Darwin Park, Lichfield Darwin Walk Trust
Standing Stones       Police Mutual, Lichfield  Police Mutual
Calming Stone       Beacon Park  Lichfield District Council
Heroes Jerry Trill & the local community 2010 Carvings into sandstone Shortbutts Park, Lichfield Heroes is an ongoing piece started in 2010. It is inspired by iconography and relies upon the continuous carving of heroes' names into the soft sandstones by the community. As such it is never finished and will evolve over decades, as new 'heroes' emerge to replace old ones worn away by weather and time. Feel free to contribute to this piece by visiting Shortbutts Park and carving your heroes' names into the sandstones
Name of artworkArtist DateMaterialsLocation Further details / contact 
Mosaic       High St, Chasetown  Unknown
Miner looking to the future Morph4us 2011 Thumb print & spray on panels Side wall of Old Mining College Centre, Chasetown  Burntwood Town Council
Railway Mural Matt Reeves 2009 Spray paint mural Chasewater Railway Engine Shed Artist worked with pupils from Chasetown Sports College to design and produce the mural.
Name of artwork  Artist Date MaterialsLocation Further details / contact
Policeman Sgt P W Forsyth 1957  Wood National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas 10ft wooden statue (on loan from trustees of the Police Staff College)
Polar Bear Essex School of Woodcarving 1999 Wood National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas Life size. Memorial to 49 Infantry Division
The Storyteller Essex School of Woodcarving     National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas Tableau within the Millennium Chapel
Golden Eagle Essex School of Woodcarving 2001 Wood National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas Commemorates Berlin Airlift 1948-49
Shot at dawn Andy DeComyn 2001 Concrete National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas Memorial to Pte Herbert Burden
Memorial Tablets & Obelisks       National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas Large number of memorial tablets & obelisks, e.g. memorial to Sumatra Railway
Other areas
Name of artworkArtist Date MaterialsLocation Further details / contact
Shining stone Jo Naden  2002 Stainless steel Black Brook on Lamas Land, Shenstone Elliptical form. Artist worked with children from Greybrooke Primary School
Letocetum Stone   2012   Wall National Trust

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