Cat #22

Cat number 22

Date installed: 1975

Appearance: Made of metal, the face of the cat is on one side of the glass door, the tail is on the other.

Origins: The University of York commissioned the late Austin Wright to create this sculpture for a door handle on a new building. It cost £75, much to the consternation of campus paper Nouse. For more information, see the article from the Evening Press in 14th February 1975.

Companions: None, unless you count the students! Another sculpture by Austin Wright, called “The Tears of St Lawrence”, is on top of the nearby computer suite building at St Lawrence Court.

Visibility: High

Location: The University of York Heslington campus.

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