A statue of which animal by Laurence Broderick stands in Britain's Birmingham shopping centre?
Laurence Broderick is a British sculptor. His best-known work is 'The Bull', a public sculpture erected in 2003 at the Bull Ring, Birmingham. Broderick was born in Bristol, in the west of England in 1935, and attended Bembridge School on the Isle of Wight. He studied painting, illustration and sculpture under Ray Millard and Geoffrey Deeley at the Regent Street Polytechnic from 1952 to 1957 and with Sidney Harpley and Keith Godwin at the Hammersmith School of Art from 1964 to 1965.
Predominantly a stone carver, working with many types of stone including Marble, Alabaster, Soapstone, Hopton Wood and Ancaster Limestone he also models in clay, plasticine, plaster and wax for casting in bronze.
A giant bronze bull is the focal point of Birmingham’s new Bullring. The bull is approximately 4.5 metres in length and about 6.5 tonnes. It is one of the largest bronze animal sculptures in the country. The giant bronze bull forms the centrepiece of the shopping complex.