What  is The Birmingham Big Art Project? It’s a partnership between the public and private sectors to commission a £2m permanent work of art to be located in a public place in the city centre. The selected site is high-profile, located inside the entrance to Eastside City Park alongside the proposed HS2 terminal, next to Millenium Point.  It must have a WOW! factor, be extremely photogenic, and become, in time, iconic, easily recognisable around the

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What’s the first thing people think about when they see images of The Statue of Liberty, The Angel of the North, The Little Mermaid, The Washington Memorial? Answer: New York, Gateshead, Copenhagen and the capital of USA (or, the first American president). Each is considered high-quality iconography, branding its location globally. Then ask the same question about sculptures depicting Joseph Priestley, James Watt, Edward V11 and Lord Nelson. For most people, I don’t think the City

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Glyn Pitchford represented the business community, serving on the Birmingham, Coventry and Black Country City Region Board. He also represented the RICS on the Business Voice West Midlands Council. Glyn became the Senior Partner of James & Lister Lea, chartered surveyors, prior to merging the practice with BK; former Chairman of BRMB/Capital Gold Radio, Countrywide Homes and an environmental business, Envirotreat, serving also on the Council of Aston University and their Finance and Estate committees.

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