Olympian Steps

Outdoor   Steps Series  

Handsworth and Aston Parks
24 March – 24 September 2012

This first ‘documentary’ edition of The Steps Series encourages visitors to marvel at a range of amazingathletic performances that have won gold medals at Olympic Games over the years.

Spread across two parks in north Birmingham the piece uses temporary paint to enable visitors to attempt to follow in the footsteps of famous Olympians from across the world.

The piece will extend in scope during its run in the park as events are added occasionally.


Devised by Simon Ford, Craig Stephens and James Yarker

Installed with help from Jack Trow.

Temporary paint supplied by :

With thanks to:
Lee Southall – Birmingham Parks Department
Friends of Aston Park
Staff of Aston Hall
Jesse Gerald, Ana Rutter, Pat Whyte

Olympian Steps is supported by Birmingham City Council’s arts team through the Culture on Your Doorstep programme.