More Juggling Statues and Sculptures

As I stated in the previous article on juggling statues and sculptures, juggling can be difficult to portray in sculpture, as the props obviously must be connected to the juggler in some manner. Nevertheless, jugglers and juggling have been a popular subject of sculptures for a long time. Let’s take a look at some more public statues as well as some smaller juggling statues that are noteworthy.

Public Sculptures

Juggling Figure by Simon Stringer is in a square off Boot Street, Hoxton, London Borough of Hackney. The plaque reads: “Juggling figure to commemorate the traditions of Theatre and Music Hall in Hoxton and Shoreditch. Funded by Dalston City Challenge and London Borough of Hackney 1994.” I’m told that Sean Gandini posed for this statue.

Midsummer Night Jugglers is a stainless sculpture by David Annands, created in 2000 and placed in the center of a traffic roundabout during the expansion of a supermarket and re-development of traffic arrangements in Cheshire, UK. It shows two jugglers passing 24 torches.

Young Punch Juggler is a statue created by Robert Taplin in 2015. It stood in front of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA (USA).

Above you can see Nadia Pastorino of Argentina juggling in front of a statue of giant juggling clubs in Florianópolis, Brasil.

The jester statue shown above is located in Stratford-Upon-Avon in the UK.

The Beacon of Hope sculpture in Belfast, Ireland is not necessarily meant to depict juggling, but many have recognized that it resembles a female hoop artist. In fact, one of its well-know nicknames is Nuala With Hula. It was created by Andy Scott in 2007 . It stands 64 ft / 19.5 meters tall and cost 300,000 pounds. It is made of steel.

Smaller Statues

Smaller juggling statues, which are not typically publicly displayed, are fairly common. Let’s look at some of the better known ones.

The above statue of Sean McKinney was created by Emma Hardy.

Juggler Joe Niedzialkowski has created a series of juggling statues, which you can see below.

Bobby May

Unfortunately, Joe Niedzialkowski no longer sells his juggling statues. The author of this article owns the mold for the five ball bounce statue, if anyone knows how to cast statues using the mold.

Sculptor Andrew Lord created a series of pieces inspired by juggler Francis Brunn. You can see several of these sculptures in the following photo.

Andrew Lord sculptures

Below are other smaller statues.

Dieter Tasso

Snoopy Juggling Jester Statue

Juggling Buddha

Art Jennings

Assorted juggling figures from the Museum of Juggling History

Assorted juggling figures from the Museum of Juggling History

There are numerous other small juggling statues, but these are some very interesting ones that I thought readers would enjoy seeing. I have omitted one famous juggling statue, the prestigious Rastelli Trophy that was awarded to the world’s top juggler in the 1960s and 1970s. I will eventually be writing an entire article about the competition and trophy.

David Cain is a professional juggler, juggling historian, and the owner of the world's only juggling museum, the Museum of Juggling History. He is a Guinness world record holder and 16 time IJA gold medalist. In addition to his juggling pursuits, David is a successful composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and singer as well as the author of twenty-six books. He and his children live in Middletown, OH (USA).

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