Lichfield City of Sculpture Trail

Explore all the public art on offer and understand more about their fascinating history

About this trail


The Lichfield City of Sculpture Trail guides you around Lichfield City to explore all the public art on offer and understand more about their fascinating history.

To download a copy of the trail simply click on the pdf link at the top of this page.

For more information visit the City of Sculpture website

About the City of Sculpture Project

The Lichfield City of Sculpture Project is an ongoing initiative developing the visual and new media arts in the city of Lichfield. Based around the idea of mapping the art of Lichfield and the surrounding towns the project aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the art which adorns the areas streets.

This however goes further – with the project looking to expand into the development of new media and digital public art, soundscapes and the creation of opportunities to develop new physical public art. The project will look to develop walking tours of the area, sound tours and more over the coming years.

So far the project has carried out free workshops for thousands of local people, and has created exhibitions and installations seen by people from all over the world. It has involved numerous artists of the highest quality and continues to encourage people to say ‘YES’ to the arts and to engage with art in its widest sense.

To date the project has worked with local people to create new permanent public works of art all in different styles and approaches which are seen by thousands each year. Each group worked with directly developed the ideas for the artwork and the principle they wished to see incorporated. Each artwork allows participation freely and participation is always advertised for anyone to apply to be involved.

The projects long term aim over the coming decades is to help form a creative and artistic standpoint to add to the cultural landscape of Lichfield and District, to represent the people of the area and to engage them in debate.

The project works with people to involve them in experiencing new ideas and understanding traditional techniques, to learn how to understand an artwork and to appreciate the values behind their creation.

To date the project has included working with the following groups and organisations amongst others not listed here:

The Friary School, Netherstowe High School, Lichfield Cathedral School, Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield Poets, The Garrick Theatre, Ridgeway Primary School, Erasmus Darwin House, St Johns House, Samuel Johnson Museum, Lichfield District Council, Lichfield City Council, Tesco, Staffordshire County Council, Lichfield Historic Parks Team, Local Care Homes, , Burntwood Library, Lichfield College of Arts, Lichfield Library, Burntwood Town Council and many more.

Key Partners include – Rock 34 and Inlife Design

Trail copyright - The Sculpture and Art Foundation and Walker Sculpture and Art Ltd.

“The City of Sculpture ” TM, “The City of Sculpture Project ” TM, “Lichfield and District City of Sculpture” TM, “Lichfield City Sculpture Trail” TM, “Lichfield Sculpture Trail” TM, and other associated wording are trading terms linked to this project. These are licensed to The Sculpture and Art Foundation CIC, Walker Sculpture and Art Ltd and 52 Ltd.

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