The Piece Hall has announced the first visual arts commission from The Piece Hall Trust which will be unveiled in the courtyard on 25 January 2019. Sculptor David Murphy was selected from over 40 submissions to create a bold and confident response to the building’s history as a global centre for textiles.
Commissioned in partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) and co-funded by the Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant programme, ‘The Blanket’ will be a large-scale floor-based sculpture, positioned at the heart of the 66,000sq ft piazza. Steel tubes will be used to create a magnified weave, a shallow grid of intercepting and merging lines of subtly curved metal that together create a large ‘picnic blanket’.
More details on the Piece Hall website