Curved Wall*

© the artist. Image credit: Orkney Islands Council

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Located outside the main building of Kirkwall Grammar School, this curved wall-like sculpture is constructed from blocks of Orkney and red sandstone mixed with flagstone, and topped with large flat flagstones. It descends in height to a fieldstone (also sandstone) carved with the hand-print of the youngest child in the school. At the high end of the wall are three black spheres in greenheart timber salvaged from a pier. These refer to Neolithic stone balls found in Orkney. Buried in the heart of the dyke is a slate-built time capsule containing one item from each department in the school. The sculpture was constructed in collaboration with dyker Kevin Shaw and engineer and Steve Husband.

Kirkwall Grammar School



Curved Wall*




Orkney & red sandstone, flagstone & greenheart timber

Accession number


Acquisition method

commissioned as part of the new school build

Work type

Street furniture


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Kirkwall Grammar School

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands KW15 1QN Scotland

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