STEAMhouse sculpture is unveiled

It was a great pleasure to attend the opening of the artist Holly Hendry’s sculpture, ‘Lip-Sync’, at our STEAMhouse project at Eastside Locks, Birmingham.

Holly Hendry with her sculpture 'Lip-Sync'

The artwork is the cherry on top of this project for Birmingham City University, proudly residing between the restored Belmont Works and its sensitive new build extension at the junction of Jennens Road and Cardigan Street.  It is the first public sculpture to be commissioned by Birmingham City University and is Holly’s first permanent public work.

Holly Hendry talking about her work at the launch

Holly spoke beautifully about the theory behind the work, the collaboration with local residents and the connection the work has to both the history and the future of the STEAMhouse building.

Tributes were delivered by BCU Vice-Chancellor Philip Plowden, IEE Director Joanna Birch and GBSLEP Chair Anita Bhalla.

More details about the project can be found on the Eastside Projects website, here