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

Remains of a Pyramid

Summary

Type Sculpture

     The sculpture combines elements of a broken stone pyramid with a bronze portrait of Eleanor McFalane, one of the pupils at the school, who was portrayed in casual wear leaning against one of the stones.
     Dhanjal was artist in residence at Hillcrest School from 1988-89 and was subsequently asked to create a sculpture based on his work there. The artists residency cost £6,000, and the sculpture cost £27,000. (1) The sculpture rapidly became a target for graffiti, after the theft of the bronze figure the rest of the sculpture was removed by the council.(2) There are tentative plans to resite the sculpture within the grounds of Hillcrest School.
    

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Dhanjal, Avtarjeet Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Sculpture Portland Stone 10 x 10 x 2.5m high
Figure Bronze None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
WMbiBIxx108 BM
General condition Not Visible
Surface condition
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
Vandalism
  • Graffiti
Road Sennely's Park
Precise location Now in store
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

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

Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1991
Unveiling details 29 November 1991
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Birmingham City Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? Not at risk

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