Class Clips is changing
We will be introducing the new Knowledge and Learning Beta website over the coming months. Clips for use in the classroom are now available on your phone, tablet or PC.


Alternatively, you can still browse or search by keyword or clip number on this site.

CLIP 12599

Public art in Sheffield

Public art in Sheffield
Play

Did you know?

All Class Clips content is available to watch on mobile, tablet and desktop devices on our new Knowledge & Learning BETA website.

Key Info
  • Public art in Sheffield
  • Duration: 03'48"
  • Children give their opinion of public art pieces found around the city of Sheffield. They look at two pieces by artist Johnny White which are made from old cutlery - 'Barking Up the Right Tree' and 'Forkocactus Spoonelliflora' as well as Paul Waplington's 'Steelworker' and a fountain called 'Cutting Edge'. Former steel worker, Brian Midley relays his memories of the steel trade and the history of Sheffield.
  • Credits: BFI National Archive
  • Subject:

    Art and Design

       Topic:

    Public Art

  • Keywords: steel, cutlery, art, history, water, fountain, sculpture, town, creative, public art
Ideas for use in class
  • Ask the pupils to draw a picture of a sculpture they could make out of cutlery.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.