Sculpture Trails (PDF) by gdf57j


									Trail 3

                                                                                                  Grafton Centre
                                CITY CENTRE


Trail 2
                                                                                                                                                                                      Sculpture Trails
                                     Trail 1
                                                                                                                                                                                      SOUTH CAMBRIDGE
                                                             Parker’s Piece
    Finding your way....                                                                14                             Included in these trails are 20th and 21st century
                                                                                                                       sculptures that are accessible in public places
                                                                                                                       throughout the central area of Cambridge city.
                                                                                                                       Please note:
          The Fitzwilliam                                      11                                                      • Many sculptures are located in college grounds where
          Museum 10
                                                                                                                         public access may be restricted in the pre-examination
                            9                                                                                            season, mid April – mid June. There are other occasions
                                                                                                                         when colleges may be temporarily closed so it is advisable
                                                         7                                                               to telephone the Porters’ Lodge prior to your visit.
                                                        8                                                              • Group visits should be arranged with Colleges in advance.
                                               Scott Polar Insitute
                                                                                                                       • Dogs are not permitted in college grounds.
                                                                                                                       • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
                                                                                                                       • Collections change periodically. A number of sculptures
                                                                                                                         are on loan so some works shown in the leaflet may not
                                                                                                                         be in place.

                                                                                                                       For advice about places to stay and things to do, visit
                                                                                                                   1   Cambridge
                                                                                                                       Sculpture Trails
                                                     University Botanic Garden

                                                                                                                       For more information please visit:

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A new and exciting way to discover modern
sculpture in Cambridge.
Three walking trails take you to outstanding pieces of
sculpture sited in historic and modern Cambridge.
Trail 1 South Cambridge
Trail 2 City centre
                                                                 1: Artist unknown                    4: Helaine Blumenfeld              7: Lady Kathleen Scott              10: Fitzwilliam Museum
Trail 3 West Cambridge                                           Ceres – goddess of corn              Chauvinist 1990                    Youth 1920                          Trumpington Street. Halfway
                                                                 Cement finished in bronze            Norwegian blue granite             Bronze                              through the walk, by Sculpture
Each leaflet covers a different tour around the city centre.                                                                                                                 9, is the Fitzwilliam Museum.
                                                                 Station Road. Commissioned           sculpture on brick base            Scott Polar Research Institute,
More information about the sculpture and the artists is          by Spillers Corn Merchants in                                           Lensfield Road. Inscribed at        Here, on the front lawn there is
                                                                                                      Hills Road – junction with
available on our website        the 1930s. Probably influenced                                          base ‘Lux Perpetua Luceat eis’      an exhibition of contemporary
                                                                                                      Brooklands Avenue.
                                                                 by Epstein and European                                                 (tr. ‘May perpetual light shine     sculpture which will change
                                                                                                      Commissioned by Gredley
                                                                 Expressionism. (Temporarily                                             upon them’).                        each Spring.
                                                                                                      Property Developments.
Trail 1 begins at one of the gateways to Cambridge - the         removed during reconstruction
                                                                 of the station area.)
Railway Station.
Although part of your walk is through busy streets, you will
have the opportunity to see how sculpture can enhance an
urban setting.
From an evocative War Memorial to powerful abstract works,
this trail leads you on a fascinating journey through the
south side of the city, encountering two of Cambridge's most                                                                                                                 11: Tessa Pullan
famous and interesting landmarks – the Fitzwilliam Museum                                             5: Eric Sorenson (architect)       8: ‘Inukshuk’ meaning               Untitled 1977
and the Scott Polar Research Institute. You will also pass the                                        Crystalline design 1992            ‘Cairn in the shape of a man’       Bronze
                                                                 2: R. Tait Mackenzie                 Flint                              Installed 1979   |   Stone
large open grass space known as Parker's Piece.                  War Memorial ‘Coming Home’ 1922                                                                             Corner of Regent Street and
                                                                                                      Crystallographic Data Centre,      Scott Polar Research Institute,     Gonville Place. Lloyds TSB Bank
This walk will take approximately two hours to complete.         Bronze                               Union Road. The flint refers to    Lensfield Road. From Baffin         (side elevation).
There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and pubs en route.        Hills Road – junction with Station   the building’s use.                Island, Canada.
                                                                 Road. Statue of a young soldier                                                                                                                13: Esther Joseph                15: Colin Rose
                                                                                                                                         Built by Inuits to guide caribou.
                                                                 returning home, head turned                                                                                                                    The Diver 1990                   Two Elements Uniting to Form
                                                                 back towards the Railway Station.                                                                                                              Bronze                           a Contract 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Parkside Swimming Pool –         Stainless steel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                inside main entrance.            East Road. County Court

                                                                                                                                                                             12: Matthew Lane
                                                                                                      6: Lady Kathleen Scott                                                 Sanderson
                                                                                                      Head of Robert Falcon Scott 1934   9: Kenneth Martin                   Grasshopper 2006
                                                                                                      Bronze                             Abstract 1967                       Steel
                                                                 3: Artist unknown                    Scott Polar Research Institute,    Aluminium on Portland stone
                                                                 Kett’s Oak 1962-3                                                       base.                               The Greshams, Gonville
                                                                                                      Lensfield Road. Seen above the                                         Place – facing Parker’s Piece.
                                                                 Sandstone bas-relief                 main door, this bust of Scott of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                14: Betty Rea (completed
                                                                                                                                         Trumpington Street.                 A grasshopper was the
                                                                 Corner of Station Road. Kett’s       the Antarctic was commissioned     Representing a formula for a                                           after her death by John Mills)   16: Peter Logan
                                                                                                                                                                             heraldic device adopted by two     The Swimmers 1966                Moonstone, Arrows and Obelisk
                                                                 Oak (Norfolk) where, in 1549,        by the building’s architect,       helical screw propeller, this       successful Tudor merchants,        Bronze                           1990s
                                                                 the rebel Robert Kett met with his   Sir Herbert Baker.                 piece was constructed with the      Sir Thomas and Sir John                                             Stainless steel kinetic mobile
                                                                 followers and began an abortive                                         help of the Engineering                                                Parkside Swimming Pool – Mill
                                                                                                                                                                             Gresham, to signify their rapid
                                                                 attempt to seize the city of                                            Department’s workshops.                                                Road side.                       Grafton Centre, East Road.
                                                                                                                                                                             rise from modest rural origins.
                                                                 Norwich from the Crown.

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