National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009



Type Sculpture

     Though a static piece the swings movement is suggested by simultaneous 'snapshots' of its position, so that twenty swings are linked in the curve of flight. The principle of simultaneity in sculpture was explored in the 1910s by the Italian Futurist Boccioni, Atherton's work uses the same principles.
     Commissioned for the Glasgow Garden Festival of 1988, (1) this sculpture was purchased by Birmingham City Council for £5,000 and resituated in 1990. (2)

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Atherton, Kevin Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole Painted steel 2.5m h x 2.5m w

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
WMbiBIxx002 BM
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • None
  • None
Road St. Chad's Circus
Precise location St. Chad's Circus, raised on a mound on a pedestrian area on the roundabout.
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1988
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by Birmingham City Council
Duty of care Birmingham City Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? Not at risk

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