A bronze scupture depicting a staircase with four figures walking upwards.

On the Staircase (2005)

by Keld Moseholm (Danish sculptor)


Bronze and copper


This bronze and copper sculpture contrasts a series of small human forms with the architectural weight of an oversized staircase. The artwork has a philosophical aspect by reflecting on the effect of reading on the spirit – ‘the more I read the smaller I feel’.

Launched by Jon Stanhope, MLA Chief Minister and Minister for the Arts, on 6 October 2009. Originally installed in Petrie Plaza, Civic in 2009. Relocated to Gorman Arts Centre in 2015.


East Courtyard, Gorman Arts Centre