List of public art in Greater Manchester

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This is a list of public art in Greater Manchester, England, split according to metropolitan district.

This list applies only to works of public art accessible in an outdoor public space. For example, this does not include artwork that is only visible inside a museum.

Bolton[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor / Designer Coordinates Source
Senate House - geograph.org.uk - 1521893.jpg Two Forms (Divided Circle) 1969 University of Bolton, Bolton 1982 Barbara Hepworth 53°34′25″N 2°26′09″W / 53.57363°N 2.4357°W / 53.57363; -2.4357 [1]
Fred Dibnah statue.JPG Fred Dibnah Bolton 2008 Jane Robbins 53°34′45″N 2°25′49″W / 53.579297°N 2.430199°W / 53.579297; -2.430199 [2]

Bury[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor / Designer Coordinates Source
Robert Peel statue, Bury.jpg Peel Memorial Bury 1851 Edward Hodges Baily 53°35′37″N 2°17′52″W / 53.59369°N 2.29771°W / 53.59369; -2.29771 [3][4]:250–253
Lancashire Fusiliers, Tower Gardens.jpg Lancashire Fusiliers' South African War Memorial Bury 1905 Sir George James Frampton 53°35′19″N 2°18′04″W / 53.588608°N 2.301144°W / 53.588608; -2.301144 [4]:256[5]
Ramsbottom Tilted Vase 010405.jpg Tilted Vase Ramsbottom 1998 Edward Allington 53°38′56″N 2°19′07″W / 53.648947°N 2.318538°W / 53.648947; -2.318538 [4]:264[6]
Irwell Sculpture Trail David Fryer.jpg Picnic Area Burrs Country Park, Bury 1998 David Fryer 53°36′35″N 2°18′22″W / 53.60965°N 2.306194°W / 53.60965; -2.306194 [7][4]:242–243
Irwell Sculpture Trail Jack Wright.jpg Nailing Home Radcliffe 1999 Jack Wright 53°33′52″N 2°20′01″W / 53.564544°N 2.333628°W / 53.564544; -2.333628 [4]:262 [8][9]
From Northern Soul (Bury Neon).jpg From Northern Soul (Bury Neon) Bury Interchange, Bury 2011 Ron Silliman 53°35′27″N 2°17′49″W / 53.5908°N 2.297°W / 53.5908; -2.297 [10]

Manchester[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor / Designer Coordinates Source
Statue of Sir Robert Peel, Piccadilly Gardens - geograph.org.uk - 1278311.jpg Sir Robert Peel Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester 1853 William Calder Marshall 53°28′53″N 2°14′14.9″W / 53.48139°N 2.237472°W / 53.48139; -2.237472 [11][12]
Statue of John Dalton.jpg John Dalton Chester Street, Manchester 1855 William Theed 53°28′19″N 2°14′26″W / 53.471889°N 2.240447°W / 53.471889; -2.240447 [13]
Wellington Piccadilly Gardens Manchester.jpg Duke of Wellington Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester 1856 Matthew Noble 53°28′51″N 2°14′08″W / 53.480879°N 2.235674°W / 53.480879; -2.235674 [14][15]
Watt Statue Manchester 1.jpg James Watt Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester 1857 William Theed 53°28′53″N 2°14′12″W / 53.481261°N 2.23664°W / 53.481261; -2.23664 [16][17]
Albert-Square-MainStatue.jpg Albert Memorial Albert Square, Manchester 1867 Statue Matthew Noble / Canopy Thomas Worthington 53°28′46″N 2°14′43″W / 53.4795°N 2.245209°W / 53.4795; -2.245209 [18][19]
Cobden1.jpg Richard Cobden St Ann's Square, Manchester 1867 Marshall Wood 53°28′55″N 2°14′45″W / 53.481919°N 2.245718°W / 53.481919; -2.245718 [20][21]
Oliver Cromwell - geograph.org.uk - 49551.jpg Oliver Cromwell Wythenshawe Hall, Manchester 1875 Matthew Noble 53°24′17″N 2°16′37″W / 53.404783°N 2.276823°W / 53.404783; -2.276823 [22]
Albert-Square-Statue.jpg James Fraser Albert Square, Manchester 1888 Thomas Woolner 53°28′48″N 2°14′42″W / 53.4799°N 2.244971°W / 53.4799; -2.244971 [23][24]
John Bright statue, Albert Square, Manchester.jpg John Bright Albert Square, Manchester 1891 Albert Bruce-Joy 53°28′47″N 2°14′42″W / 53.479713°N 2.245075°W / 53.479713; -2.245075 [25][26]
Oliver Heywood statue, Albert Square.jpg Oliver Heywood Albert Square, Manchester 1894 Albert Bruce-Joy 53°28′46″N 2°14′43″W / 53.479306°N 2.24537°W / 53.479306; -2.24537 [27][28]
Queen Victoria statue piccadilly02.jpg Queen Victoria Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester 1901 Edward Onslow Ford 53°28′51.9″N 2°14′11.9″W / 53.481083°N 2.236639°W / 53.481083; -2.236639 [29][30]
William Ewart Gladstone statue, Albert Square.jpg William Gladstone Albert Square, Manchester 1901 Mario Raggi 53°28′45″N 2°14′44″W / 53.479101°N 2.245512°W / 53.479101; -2.245512 [31][32]
Adrift - geograph.org.uk - 1278243.jpg Adrift St Peter's Square, Manchester 1908 John Cassidy 53°28′41″N 2°14′37″W / 53.478116°N 2.243706°W / 53.478116; -2.243706 [33][34]
Geograph-2397705-St Ann's Square, South African War Memorial-by-David-Dixon.jpg The Last Shot/South African War Memorial St Ann's Square, Manchester 1908 Hamo Thornycroft 53°28′57″N 2°14′44″W / 53.482523°N 2.24548°W / 53.482523; -2.24548 [35][36]
EdwardVIIstatuesky.JPG Edward VII Whitworth Park, Manchester 1913 John Cassidy 53°27′34″N 2°13′42″W / 53.459522°N 2.228308°W / 53.459522; -2.228308 [37][38]
Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Square, Manchester.jpg Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Square, Brazennose St, Manchester 1919 George Grey Barnard 53°28′47″N 2°14′50″W / 53.479669°N 2.24716°W / 53.479669; -2.24716 [39][40]
The pigeon feeder, Piccadilly Gardens - geograph.org.uk - 628225.jpg Messenger Of Peace Cooper Street, Manchester 1986 Barbara Pearson 53°28′43″N 2°14′35″W / 53.478705°N 2.243047°W / 53.478705; -2.243047 [41][42]
Robert Owen statue - Manchester - April 11 2005.jpg Robert Owen Balloon Street, Manchester 1994 Gilbert Bayes 53°29′10″N 2°14′28″W / 53.48613°N 2.24108°W / 53.48613; -2.24108 [43]
Life Cycle bicycle sculpture, Manchester (Geograph 2301580 by Thomas Nugent).jpg Life Cycle Deansgate, Manchester 1995 George Wyllie 53°28′28″N 2°15′06″W / 53.474351°N 2.251578°W / 53.474351; -2.251578 [44][45]
Geograph-1949183-by-Ian-Taylor.jpg Ishinki Touchstone Barbirolli Square, Manchester 1996 Kan Yasuda 53°28′33″N 2°14′44″W / 53.475875°N 2.245557°W / 53.475875; -2.245557 [46][47]
Tib Street Horn 4.jpg The Big Horn/Tib Street Horn Tib Street, Manchester 1999 David Kemp 53°28′58″N 2°14′12″W / 53.482732°N 2.23663°W / 53.482732; -2.23663 [48][49]
Barbirolli Bust Bridgewater Hall.jpg John Barbirolli Barbirolli Square, Manchester 2000 Byron Howard 53°28′32″N 2°14′45″W / 53.475599°N 2.245858°W / 53.475599; -2.245858 [50][51]
Alan Turing Memorial Closer.jpg Alan Turing Memorial Whitworth Gardens, Manchester 2001 Glyn Hughes 53°28′36.2″N 2°14′9.7″W / 53.476722°N 2.236028°W / 53.476722; -2.236028 [52][53]
The Tree of Remembrance - geograph.org.uk - 1567280.jpg Tree of Remembrance Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester 2005 Wolfgang and Heron 53°28′52″N 2°14′16″W / 53.481108°N 2.237803°W / 53.481108; -2.237803 [54]
The B of the Bang, Manchester.JPG B of the Bang Beswick, Manchester 2005–2009 Thomas Heatherwick 53°28′55″N 2°11′46″W / 53.48194°N 2.19611°W / 53.48194; -2.19611

Oldham[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor / Designer Coordinates Source
Robert Ascroft Alexandra Park, Oldham 1903 F. W. Pomeroy [55]

Rochdale[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor / Designer Coordinates Source
George Leach Ashworth Broadfield Park, Rochdale 1878 W. & T. Wills [56]
John Bright Memorial - geograph.org.uk - 1702403.jpg John Bright Broadfield Park, Rochdale 1891 Hamo Thornycroft 53°36′52″N 2°09′44″W / 53.6145°N 2.162291°W / 53.6145; -2.162291 [57]
Geograph-2251205-"UNITY" By Alec Peever- photo by-robert-wade.jpg Unity The Esplanade, Rochdale 1995 Alec Peever 53°36′55″N 2°09′40″W / 53.615337°N 2.16104°W / 53.615337; -2.16104 [58][4]:323

Salford[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor / Designer Coordinates Source
Queen Victoria and Salford Museum.jpg Queen Victoria Peel Park, Salford 1857 Matthew Noble 53°29′05″N 2°16′20″W / 53.484775°N 2.272133°W / 53.484775; -2.272133 [59]
Lancashire Fusiliers' South African War Memorial Chapel Street/Oldfield Road, Salford 1905 Sir George James Frampton 53°28′59″N 2°15′51″W / 53.483031°N 2.264078°W / 53.483031; -2.264078 [60][4]:176

Stockport[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor / Designer Coordinates Source
Cobden's Statue - geograph.org.uk - 1306409.jpg Richard Cobden Stockport 1886 George Gammon Adams 53°24′34″N 2°09′34″W / 53.409407°N 2.159418°W / 53.409407; -2.159418 [61]
Rivers meet, Stockport 6652.JPG The River of Life Source of the River Mersey, Stockport 1994 / 1996 Mind Stockport / Alison Simpson 53°24′51.84″N 2°9′22.68″W / 53.4144000°N 2.1563000°W / 53.4144000; -2.1563000 [62][63]

Tameside[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor / Designer Coordinates Source
The Family - geograph.org.uk - 1033072.jpg The Family Ashton-under-Lyne 1995 Paul Margetts 53°29′22″N 2°05′30″W / 53.489321°N 2.091608°W / 53.489321; -2.091608 [64]

Trafford[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor / Designer Coordinates Source
Joule memorial, Sale.JPG James Prescott Joule Worthington Park, Sale 1905 John Cassidy [65][66]

Wigan[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor / Designer Coordinates Source
Sir Francis Powell Wigan Statue.jpg Sir Francis Powell Mesnes Park, Wigan 1910 Ernest Gillick 53°33′06″N 2°38′07″W / 53.551694°N 2.635311°W / 53.551694; -2.635311 [67]

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