sculpture also makes an important contribution to public life - it
is seen as the ultimate symbol of urban regeneration.
in public art is growing, so expect to see more examples springing
up in the near future - including additions to the new millennium
sculpture on Eastgate roundabout.
sculpture has its own story to tell, so take a virtual tour of some
that you've probably seen before...
better place to start than with the famous figures and equestrian
sculpture in Leeds City Square?
Thomas Brook, 1903
famous Black Prince in City Square was a gift from Colonel Thomas
Walter Harding, Lord Mayor of Leeds between 1898-9.
having no connection with Leeds, the son of King Edward III became
the landmark that greets visitors arriving at the city station.
King was the personal choice of Harding, who believed he symbolised
the virtues of democracy and chivalry.
Black Prince is the centrepiece of an array of statues in the square,
which include Joseph Priestley, the father of modern chemistry.
here, head along Infirmary Street towards Bond Court, behind Est
Roger Burnett, 2000
bronze sculpture in Bond Court depicts a Yorkshire couple
and their child watching a Frenchman playing boules.
the unveiling of this sculpture few people were aware that the patch
of grey gravel it stands next to is actually a boules court.
Instructions and boules are available at the court, so you need
never have a lazy lunch hour again.
to the Headrow for our next sculptures...
Henry Moore, 1929
eye-catching lady has been luring people into the Leeds Art Gallery
since she was given to them in 1980 by the Henry Moore Institute.
his lifetime Castleford-born Moore studied at Leed College of Art
and received an Orderof Merit in 1963.
of the most famous sculptors of the 20th century, he believed sculpture
was "the art of open air."
William Keyworth, 1867
white lions guarding the Town Hall are thought to have been inspired
by the lions carved on Nelson's.
lions were added to the entrance nine years after it was officially
opened by Queen Victoria.
Folklore says that the lions get up and walk around the building
when they hear the clock strike twelve.
Now walk down the Headrow towards and past the Light.
Arthur Schulze-Engels, 1980
known as 'The Barrelman' this jolly figure is outside the St John's
statue was a gift from Leeds' twin town Dortmund in 1980 and stands
in the square of that name.
Now we head up past the Merrion Centre to Hyde Park for more