Market Traders / Phlegm

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Phlegm has created this incredible installation as part of The Festival of The Mind 

The artwork may be found at Castle House, Angel Street, Sheffield.  The Grade II listed building was once a huge Coop Department store, located in an area of Sheffield with a long history of market trading.

The installation is free to view and open to the public from 18th – 28th September 2014


History of Castle House

In 1964 Castle House was officially opened…realising the dream of the Brightside and Carbrook Co-operative, to create not just a shop, but a shopping experience that would be a gift to every housewife in Sheffield! Supported by 106,000 cooperative members, the building represented a holistic retail experience across four storeys, incorporating a food hall, clothing, furniture, flooring, offices and a restaurant.
The innovative architectural design by George S. Hay was influenced by American department store design.   A spiral staircase whisked shoppers through the centre of the building, from where they could experience the myriad of products available. The architectural design was augmented by contemporary sculpture and topped-off with a view over the city.





  1. Yes, the installation is fantastic. He has invested a phenomenal amount of work in this piece and I think it will only be around for 10 days! I’m not sure what happens to it after the exhibition closes. It works so well in it’s present location I can’t see Phlegm installing it elsewhere. Who knows…? There are some great pics of the work he has done at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden here: Best wishes, Mr Cafe

    1. Yes, this is a pretty impressive installation by Phlegm. The fact that it is “3D” makes it feel a little theatrical and brings it to life so much better than could be realised on a flat wall. I like how the piece relates to the history of the site. I know that you have enjoyed seeing Phlegms work in London and seeing it for real is a more satisfying experience than looking at photographs 🙂 Best wishes, Mr Cafe…

    1. Yes, it’s a great piece of work. As with all of Phlegms work it was better in the flesh. I think he completed this in just 5 days! He lives in London now so we don’t see quite as much of his work in Sheffield although we have certainly been treated to a whole load of wonderful paintings during the years he lived here 🙂

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