The trail guides you around Lichfield City to explore all the public art on offer and understand more about their fascinating history.
You can download the geo located trail now from your App Store @cityofsculpture (courtesy of InLife Design)
or download the trail map from Visit Lichfield website:
Explore The City of Sculpture Geo located map here: http://www.thecityofsculpture.co.uk/the-trail/
Lichfield’s City Sculpture Trail takes people through the streets of Lichfield, past the shops and historic buildings, and face to face with the wonderful public artwork and features that we have on our streets. Thousands have already participated on this free venture by downloading the free trail Map or following via the Free ‘City of Sculpture’ App on their devices (created by Inlife Design).
The Lichfield City Sculpture Trail was designed to evolve and be added to over time. Now the new physical flyer has been printed and is available at Lichfield’s Tourist Information at St Mary’s Hub in the city centre. Also new Guided tours will be on offer from Visit Lichfield taking people on guided journey’s to see the sculptures.
On the trail people get to focus on the public art in the city and learn why the sculptures are there, who made them and for what reason. There are familiar known statues from the past that depict the characters and stories from Lichfield’s heritage and history as well as new contemporary public artworks that have been added that show marks made in the landscape today by living artists. Such as Nautilus by Hannah Golding at Erasmus Darwin House and the figure of Saint Chad by Peter Walker which now greets people into the close from Dam Street.
The trail includes digital art that can be viewed via the ‘City of Sculpture’ App and bespoke soundscapes which have been composed by David Harper.
The ‘City of Sculpture’ was a concept devised by Artist Peter Walker with The Sculpture and Art Foundation CIC focusing people’s attention to look at the artworks around us, seeing the streets of Lichfield as a gallery in itself. The City Sculpture Trail is part of this wider initiative in the area and offers a free and accessible way for people to interact with and view the public monuments that adorn the city.
Our Lichfield historian and guide Jonathan Oates said
“The history of Lichfield stretches back to the 7th century and you can uncover this history step-by-step on the City of Sculpture trail! The trail is a great way of seeing the main attractions within the city – Lichfield Cathedral, Market Square, Beacon Park and Minster Pool – while also learning the story of its most famous historical characters – Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, Erasmus Darwin and Captain Smith of the ill-fated Titanic. There is no better way to see Lichfield than via this combination of sculpture, art, green space, history and culture – highly recommended! “