Concrete Urban Hello

Art is Everywhere

Last week I attended a brilliant Art Walk arranged by the University of Birmingham Research and Cultural Collections department. Clare Mullett and her colleague Chloe Lund delivered a captivating tour of some of the art and sculpture around the University of Birmingham campus.

I have studied there for years and always thought that it was a special place. Now I know it is. Clare and Chloe led our group around the campus through wind and rain, shining a light on each piece and each neglected corner with enthusiasm. Their words and stories about  works from Paolozzi, Hepworth and Lanyon brought the pieces to life. I can’t replicate that but can recommend their work. Some of this can be seen here: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/culture/index.aspx .

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Staff House.

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Clare on Paolozzi

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Groovy Law Building Entrance

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Our Group. Someone is giving me a suspicious look.

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My Enlightened Friend

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Peter Lanyon accommodated his mural’s habitat.

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The Ashley Building.

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The Ashley building interior.

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Spiral staircase.

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Feeling dizzy.

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Metallurgy and Materials Building designed by Arup Associates. Chloe.

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Metallurgy and Materials Interior.

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Metallurgy and Materials Interior. Last talk.

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