13 November 2015

Art work unveiled at the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

A new piece of public art has been unveiled at a ceremony at the Andrew Wiles Building.

Wiles Alchemical Tree The Alchemical Tree is a sculpture designed by Simon Periton and forms an important part of the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter Public Art Programme, which aims to embed art in the public realm and architecture of the ROQ for the benefit of all.

Cast from an ash tree, the sculpture is the centrepiece of the site-wide serial work Pollinator, a concept which grew out of an idea about the fertilisation of plants through other life forms.

Vice Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton, attended the ceremony to mark the completion of this stage of the public art programme.