The Keith Hayman Award recognises outstanding contributions to the experience of public art in Sheffield. It has become an annual award, made in conjunction with the Sheffield Design Awards [SDA], with which Keith was heavily involved in its formative days.
The KHA was awarded for the fifth and sixth time in 2021 thus bringing us back ‘up-to-date’ after Covid restrictions, with the focus still on public art.
The awards were made alongside an opening event for the SDA 2022 which is now an independent charity working with both SCT and the Sheffield Society of Architects.
The Winners and a Highly Commended for 2020 & 2021 were:
Nominations for the KHA were taken from members of SCT and SDA, the public, officers of the Sheffield City Council and artists themselves, for any work on public display in Sheffield which was installed or produced since 2018 and made a significant contribution to the public realm.
The remaining shortlist was as follows:
- Jarvis Cocker, by Bubba 2000 on The Fat Cat
- Stone Scissors, by Robin Loxley at Kelham Island Museum
- Grey to Green II, sculptural benches and totems by various artists,Castlegate
- Park Hill Plinths, by various artists at Park Hill
- Raw Quality, by Matthew Jarratt at Park Hill
- Salmon of Steel, by Jason Heppenstall at Sheffield Station
- Blockscape, glazing patterns by Peter Griffiths on West Street
- Bounce!, pavement mural by Florence Blanchard at Site Square, Charles Street
- Metamorphosis, mural by Liz von Graevenitz at Sharrow Community Forum
The Awards Event was held at Perch on Garden St. Sheffield on 18th November when Jim Bell of Arup, representing our Sponsors, the Sheffield Property Association, welcomed over 30 guests; Andrew Skelton, Public Art Officer, Sheffield City Council gave the keynote address on the important contribution of art in the widest sense to the public realm and both our enjoyment and sense of place. Trustees of SCT and SDA spoke of Keith Hayman, the association with the Design Awards and the differing contributions of the shortlist before announcing the winners. Janet Hayman, Keith’s widow, presented the Winners’ certificates. Perch provided a comfortable and appropriate setting for an enjoyable evening, sealed with a take-home bottle of beer specially brewed for the occasion.
The next awards will be made in Autumn 2022 for any artwork not previously submitted which was completed since 1st January 2020. We sincerely hope that our members and supporters will start straight away noting artworks which might become suitable nominations next year. SCT can accept nominations at any time until a closing date which will be published in due course.
The evening was a lively and encouraging occasion on which to celebrate the achievements of artists on behalf of our city.
Public art does so much to brighten up and enliven our City, SCT feels it is important to continue to recognise its contribution.
All further enquiries or nominations please to Jim Monach: