Public Art in and across Birmingham

Art is great for the soul and mind! Enjoy this feature with our community of people with passion who love their art and love to showcase what's on show across their city for all to enjoy.

There is so much in and across the city for people to enjoy, whether they are visiting Birmingham or live here. Some of the art is well-known and well documented, but a lot remains undiscovered.  

Here is a selection - enjoy!


Public Art on display


The 'Pergola Bench' in Oozell's Square by Paul de Monchaux

Paul de Monchaux's Pergola Bench with the Ikon Art Gallery in Oozells Square. Photography by Kevin Maslin


'Aquaduct' by Miles Davies in Central Square Brindleyplace

Miles Davies' 'Aquaduct' in Central Square. Photography by Daniel Sturley 


'River, Youth, Guardians and Object', or 'Floozie in the Jacuzzi' at Victoria Square by Dhruva Mistry 

Currently undergoing renovation, here seen in November 2020. Photography by Elliott Brown

In 2014.  Photography by Daniel Sturley

One of the two Guardians of 'the River' in Victoria Square by Dhruva Mistry.  Photography by Daniel Sturley


'The Battle of Gods and Giants' by Roderick Tye by canalside outside ICC

'The Battle of Gods and Giants' at the canaside entrance to the ICC.  Photography by Daniel Sturley


'Black Sabbath Bench' by Tarek Abdelkawi on Broad Street

The Black Sabbath Bench on Broad Street by Tarek Abdelkawi.  Photography by Daniel Sturley


'A Real Birmingham Family' by Gillian Wearing in Centenary Square

The 'A Real Birmingham Family' statue in Centenary Square by Gillian Wearing.  Photography by Daniel Sturley


'Diving Sculpture' by Cathy Lewis outside The Cube, Mailbox

'Diving Sculpture' near The Cube by Cathy Lewis.  Photography by Elliott Brown


'The Lovely People' by Temper at The Cube, Mailbox

One of the 'Lovely People' at The Cube by Temper.  Photography by Elliott Brown


'Reflective Pool and Water Jets' by Graeme Massie Architects in Centenary Square

The multi-coloured water feature in Centenary Square.  Photography by Daniel Sturley


'The Copper Tree' by Wolfgang Buttress in St. Martin's Square

The 'Copper Tree' in St Martin's Square by Wolfgang Buttress.  Photography by Daniel Sturley


'Lego Giraffe' outside the Legoland Discovery Centre at Arena Birmingham 

The Lego Giraffe outside the Legoland Discovery Centre at Arena Birmingham.  Photography by Daniel Sturley



There are many sculptures and memorials in parks located in and out of the city.  Some are permanent and some are fixed like the Memorial to the Sousse Terror Attack Victims in Cannon Hill Park.


Infinite Wave’ by George King Architects at Cannon Hill Park

The Memorial to the Sousse Terror Attack Victims in Cannon Hill Park by George King Architects.  Photography by Daniel Sturley


'Trees Sculpture' memorial by Anuradha Patel outside Grand Central

The Birmingham Pub Bombings Memorial at Grand Central by Anuradha Patel.  Photography by Daniel Sturley


Street Art

Birmingham is a city with some amazing street art from some amazing street artists. Here is a selection.  


'Forward in Unity' by Gent-48 (An Art4Charity commission) in Digbeth

'Forward in Unity' by Gent 48.  Photography by FreeTimePays.


Judge Dredd by SP0:076, Epod9000 and Jake Steele in Digbeth

Zellig Car Park Digbeth - Judge Dredd.  Photography by Elliott Brown


Past Public Art

Examples of public art the City has displayed in the past


'Knife Angel' (2019) by Alfie Bradley

The 'Knife Angel' by Alfie Bradley came to the city in 2019.  Photography by Daniel Sturley


Minimum Monument by Nele Azevedo (2016)

Ice sculptures by Nele Azevedo was part of the Minimum Monument event for WW1 remembrance in Chamberlain Sq (2016).  Photography by Daniel Sturley


'The Tree of Life' by Lorenzo Quinn

'The Tree of Life' WW2 Blitz Memorial by Lorenzo Quinn in St Martins Square.  Photography by Daniel Sturley


Inflatable Paintbrush for 'City of Colours' Festival (2014)

Inflatable Paintbrush as Part of the 'City of Colours' Street Art Festival (August 2014). Photography by Daniel Sturley


'Hares' (2019)

Barry Flanagan's bronze sculpture called 'Hares' back in 2019.  Photography by Daniel Sturley



More to come!

This feature with contributions from our growing growing community of people who share passions will grow to include posts, links, maps, photography, trails and even drone and VR footage to come.

Enjoy with us as it grows. 

Project dates

23 Jan 2021 - On-going


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