This year we are celebrating 20 years of Anish Kapoor’s iconic sculpture.

Unveiled outside Nottingham Playhouse in 2001, the award-winning Sky Mirror is a renowned piece of our city’s cultural architecture that has provided the backdrop to many memories over the years. The sculpture was voted Nottingham’s favourite landmark in a landslide victory in 2007 and was even rumoured to be “capable of barbecuing birds in its path” – although no pigeons have ever been harmed.

Sir Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential sculptors of our time, winning the Turner Prize in 1991 and creating a number of celebrated pieces of art including the famous Cloud Gate in Chicago’s Millennium Park. Versions of Sky Mirror have also been presented at the Rockefeller Center, Kensington Gardens and the Palace of Versailles.

To celebrate, we are hosting a photo competition where we want you to share you memories of Sky Mirror, alongside a creative writing competition in collaboration with our friends at Nottingham City of Literature.

The competitions are now closed. Winners will be announced shortly.