‘The Swirl’ is a competition winning stainless steel sculpture mainly funded
by the Orchard Centre as part of a section 106 agreement. The idea for 'The
Swirl' derived from literally peeling and sculpting the skin of an apple, a
reference to the name of the centre and its surrounding orchards.
One side of the sculpture's stainless steel ribbon is polished to a mirror
finish, representing an apple's moist flesh which playfully reflects nearby
people, buildings and the sky. The opposite side of the ribbon is in red,
representing both the apple's skin and the overall colour scheme of the
This project is a great opportunity to strengthen the identity and
distinctiveness of the Orchard Centre and will further strengthen the
centre’s cultural heart. As part of the project we engaged with local school
children to make their own peel art sculptures.