Pavement jewellery

Lead artist: Liam Curtin

Location: Cowley Road, Oxford

Pavement Jewellery is series of 58 bronze ingots laid into the pavement reflecting the unique history and evolution of the road as a kind of time capsule for the collective knowledge of the local community for future generations and features a permanent puzzle to be uncovered through a dialogue with and between the local population.

Liam Curtin worked with local artists, Katy Beinart, Gerard Hanson, Emily Fuller, Helen MacKeith, Emma Reynard and Jane Walton, to create the designs. The work involved a range of creative approaches to find unique fragments of knowledge, diverse personal and social histories, odd facts and evolutions, which were creatively rendered into iconic images about the road’s history and character.