List of public art in Birmingham

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This is a list of public art in Birmingham, in the West Midlands, England. This list applies only to works of public art accessible in an outdoor public space. For example, this does not include artwork visible inside a museum.

Central Birmingham/ Ladywood[edit]

Image Title / subject Location &
Coordinates
Date Artist Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner/ Administrator Notes


Victoria Square, Birmingham - geograph.org.uk - 843931.jpg River, Youth, Guardians and Object (Variations) Victoria Square

52°28′47″N 1°54′12″W / 52.479626°N 1.90322°W / 52.479626; -1.90322
c. 1993 (1993) Dhruva Mistry statues Bronze Birmingham City Council [1]
Birmingham Feeny Art Gallery Bloy.jpg Allegories of Art and Industry Over the north-west door of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (The Feeney Gallery extension), Great Charles Street

52°28′52″N 1°54′18″W / 52.4811°N 1.9050°W / 52.4811; -1.9050
c. 1919 (1919) William Bloye Stone Birmingham City Council [2]
Tony Hancock in Old Square Birmingham.jpg Tony Hancock Old Square, Birmingham

52°28′54″N 1°53′43″W / 52.481777°N 1.895411°W / 52.481777; -1.895411
1996 (1996) Bruce Williams Steel Birmingham City Council [1]
Aesculapius on Birmingham Chest Clinic.jpg Aesculapius Chest Clinic, Great Charles Street

52°28′54″N 1°54′17″W / 52.4817°N 1.9047°W / 52.4817; -1.9047
1930 (1930) William Bloye Stone [2]
Iron Man - geograph.org.uk - 1713131.jpg Iron:Man Victoria Square

52°28′46″N 1°54′09″W / 52.479536°N 1.902484°W / 52.479536; -1.902484
1996 (1996) Anthony Gormley statue iron Birmingham City Council
Boulton, Watt and Murdoch.jpg Boulton, Watt and Murdoch Broad Street

52°28′43″N 1°54′30″W / 52.478587°N 1.908395°W / 52.478587; -1.908395
1956 (1956) William Bloye statues Gilded Bronze Birmingham City Council Matthew Boulton, James Watt and William Murdoch
Charles Gore, First Bishop of Birmingham - geograph.org.uk - 1591651.jpg Charles Gore, First Bishop of Birmingham Birmingham Cathedral

52°28′52″N 1°53′54″W / 52.48106°N 1.89821°W / 52.48106; -1.89821
1914 (1914) Thomas Stirling Lee statue Bronze
Birmingham - Nelson.JPG Horatio Nelson Bull Ring

52°28′38″N 1°53′38″W / 52.477281°N 1.893949°W / 52.477281; -1.893949
1809 (1809) Richard Westmacott statue and railings Bronze Birmingham City Council
The Bull Ring Bull - geograph.org.uk - 1032158.jpg The Guardian Bull Ring

52°28′40″N 1°53′43″W / 52.477732°N 1.895273°W / 52.477732; -1.895273
2003 (2003) Laurence Broderick Bronze
Blondin sculpture Ladywood.jpg Charles Blondin Ladywood Middleway

52°28′36″N 1°55′30″W / 52.4766°N 1.9251°W / 52.4766; -1.9251
1993 (1993) Paul Richardson statue Steel Birmingham City Council
Statue of Queen Victoria - geograph.org.uk - 1189730.jpg Queen Victoria Victoria Square, Birmingham

52°28′46″N 1°54′11″W / 52.479536°N 1.903073°W / 52.479536; -1.903073
1951 (1951) William Bloye statue Bronze Birmingham City Council Recast from a marble statue by Thomas Brock[2]
Chamberlain Square - geograph.org.uk - 556412.jpg Birmingham Man Chamberlain Square, Birmingham

52°28′45″N 1°54′21″W / 52.479089°N 1.905724°W / 52.479089; -1.905724
1993 (1993) statue Bronze Birmingham City Council Depicts Thomas Attwood
The Tree of Life - geograph.org.uk - 1712443.jpg The Tree of Life Edgbaston Street

52°28′35″N 1°53′44″W / 52.476383°N 1.895424°W / 52.476383; -1.895424
2005 (2005) Lorenzo Quinn Bronze Commemorates civilian victims of the Blitz in Birmingham
Centenary Square - geograph.org.uk - 1033492.jpg Spirit of Enterprise 1991 (1991) Tom Lomax Bronze Birmingham City Council Was in Centenary Square; As of 2013 in storage at the Birmingham Museum Collections Centre
Baskerville - Industry and Genius.jpg Industry and Genius Centenary Square

52°28′47″N 1°54′26″W / 52.4796°N 1.9072°W / 52.4796; -1.9072
1990 (1990) David Patten Stone Birmingham City Council Commemorates John Baskerville
JFK Memorial installation - Floodgate Street, Digbeth.jpg J. F. Kennedy Memorial Floodgate Street, Digbeth

52°28′30″N 1°53′11″W / 52.474950°N 1.886312°W / 52.474950; -1.886312
1968 (1968) Kenneth Budd Mosaic mural 4.5 by 14 metres (15 by 46 ft) Birmingham City Council Commemorates John F. Kennedy
Holloway Circus, Birmingham - geograph.org.uk - 1041182.jpg Horsefair, 1908 Holloway Head

52°28′30″N 1°54′01″W / 52.474918°N 1.900173°W / 52.474918; -1.900173
1967 (1967) Kenneth Budd Mosaic mural Birmingham City Council
Old Square, Kenneth Budd.jpg Old Square Old Square, Birmingham

52°28′56″N 1°53′42″W / 52.482292°N 1.895002°W / 52.482292; -1.895002
1967 (1967) Kenneth Budd Mural Fibreglass Birmingham City Council
St Chad's Circus - geograph.org.uk - 302729.jpg History of Snow Hill St Chad's Queensway

52°29′07″N 1°53′59″W / 52.485203°N 1.899707°W / 52.485203; -1.899707
1968 (1968) Kenneth Budd Mural Birmingham City Council Commemorated Snow Hill railway station. Destroyed in 2007

Aston[edit]

Image Title / subject Location &
Coordinates
Date Artist Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner/ Administrator Notes


Art deco carving by William Bloye (doorway to the Royal Oak Public House, Lozells, Birmingham, England).jpg Royal Oak Lozells

52°30′10″N 1°54′02″W / 52.502687°N 1.900501°W / 52.502687; -1.900501
c. 1936 (1936) William Bloye Stone Decoration around the doorway of a former pub (now a shop). Formerly brightly painted.[2]
Lucas' Lion, Wheel, and Flambear emblem 36, Wheeler Street, Newtown

52°29′46″N 1°54′14″W / 52.49603°N 1.90376°W / 52.49603; -1.90376
November 1998 (1998-11) John McKenna Stainless steel Midland Area Housing Association On the side of house, built on the site of the former Lucas factory.[3][4]

Castle Vale[edit]

Image Title / subject Location &
Coordinates
Date Artist Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner/ Administrator Notes


Sentinel sculpture TimTolkien 02.jpg Sentinel Spitfire Island

52°30′48″N 1°47′55″W / 52.513297°N 1.798673°W / 52.513297; -1.798673
2000 (2000) Tim Tolkien Steel

Longbridge[edit]

Image Title / subject Location &
Coordinates
Date Artist Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner/ Administrator Notes


Sculpture at Longbridge Interchange - geograph.org.uk - 175059.jpg The Genie of Industry Longbridge Interchange

52°23′44″N 1°58′56″W / 52.395518°N 1.982321°W / 52.395518; -1.982321
John McKenna Steel

Perry Barr[edit]

Image Title / subject Location &
Coordinates
Date Artist Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner/ Administrator Notes


William Bloye - Boars Head.JPG The Boar's Head The Boar's Head, Perry Barr

52°31′45″N 1°53′44″W / 52.529153°N 1.895465°W / 52.529153; -1.895465
c. 1938 (1938) William Bloye Wood Painted pub sign comprising a model boar's head, on a pole.[2] Taken from the arms of the Gough-Calthorpe family of nearby Perry Hall
Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium Bloye stag.jpg Running stag Perry Barr Stadium

52°31′09″N 1°53′52″W / 52.519192°N 1.897717°W / 52.519192; -1.897717
1929 (1929) William Bloye; attributed[2] Bas-relief Stone Logo of Birchfield Harriers.[2] Attributed.[2]
Bloye The Towers pub sign.jpg The Towers Tower Hill

52°32′08″N 1°55′14″W / 52.535574°N 1.92062°W / 52.535574; -1.92062
1936 (1936) William Bloye Stone Bloye was responsible for all the stone carving on this brick building[2]

Selly Oak[edit]

Image Title / subject Location &
Coordinates
Date Artist Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner/ Administrator Notes


Statue, Selly Oak Hospital.JPG The Good Samaritan Selly Oak Hospital

52°26′14″N 1°56′21″W / 52.437217°N 1.939204°W / 52.437217; -1.939204
1963 (1963) Uli Nimptsch Bronze

Nearby[edit]

Olton[edit]

Image Title / subject Location &
Coordinates
Date Artist Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner/ Administrator Notes


Olton railway station photo-survey (14) - geograph.org.uk - 1528520.jpg Olton King Olton railway station

52°26′17″N 1°48′18″W / 52.438151°N 1.805046°W / 52.438151; -1.805046
John McKenna Steel Centro

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Public Art Since 1950, Lynn F. Pearson. 2008
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Noszlopy, George T. (1998). Public Sculpture of Birmingham including Sutton Coldfield. Public Sculpture of Britain 2. Liverpool University Press. ISBN 0-85323-682-8. 
  3. ^ "Great King Street Photo Gallery End of an Era 10". Lucas Memories. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "CLARE UNVEILS GRAND TRIBUTE". Birmingham Evening Mail (England). 1998-11-25.