List of public art in Solihull

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This is a list of public art in Solihull, in the West Midlands county of England. This list applies only to works of public art accessible in an outdoor public space. For example, this does not include artwork in museums.

Town Centre[edit]

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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Wikidata Notes
Family Outing by John Ravera F.R.B.S - Mell Square, Solihull.JPG
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Family Outing Mell Square

52°24′48″N 1°46′33″W / 52.413455°N 1.775802°W / 52.413455; -1.775802
1985 (1985) John Ravera statue Bronze Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council Q47490619
Mell Square, Solihull - Pyramid (5171339655).jpg Pyramid Mell Square

52°24′48″N 1°46′33″W / 52.413450°N 1.775965°W / 52.413450; -1.775965
2010 (2010) Zantium Studios Mosaic pyramid mosaic Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council It replaced a chess board[1] Temporarily removed while a Christmas ice rink was in Mell Square. From November 2015 to January 2016.
Malvern Park, Solihull - restored Prancing Horse statue - 2012.JPG
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The Horse and Horse Tamer Group Malvern Park

52°24′40″N 1°46′16″W / 52.411113°N 1.771022°W / 52.411113; -1.771022
1874 (1874) Joseph Boehm statue Bronze Grade II listed[2] Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council Q47490855 Originally in the gardens of Tudor Grange (nearby Solihull College). Donated by Oliver Bird to the Borough of Solihull in 1944. Presented to the council in 1953. Vandalised in 2012. Restored by donations by the end of that year.
Waitrose sculpture - Herbert Road, Solihull (39305373532).jpg Waitrose sculpture Waitrose, Herbert Road, Solihull

52°24′47″N 1°46′57″W / 52.413107°N 1.782575°W / 52.413107; -1.782575
2016 (2016) Sculpture Waitrose
Solihull Railway Station.jpg Solihull Interchange sculpture Bronze Centro Outside Solihull Station until at least 2009. Since Chiltern Railways did the station up around 2012, the interchange sculpture seems to have gone!

Bickenhill[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Birmingham Airport Sculpture.jpg
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Take Off Roundabout on Bickenhill Lane on the approach to Birmingham Airport

52°26′48″N 1°43′48″W / 52.4466°N 1.7300°W / 52.4466; -1.7300
c. 1989 (1989) Walenty Pytel sculpture Steel Birmingham Airport Commemorates 40 years of peace in Europe[3]
The NEC Birmingham - Beyond All Limits (30233866115).jpg
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Beyond All Limits Near the Pendigo Lake, National Exhibition Centre

52°27′01″N 1°43′08″W / 52.450265°N 1.718868°W / 52.450265; -1.718868
2012 (2012) Luke Burton Sculpture recycled material aluminium, stainless steel and titanium National Exhibition Centre Commissioned to commemorate the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics dedidcated by John Burton to Help for Heroes. [4]

Chelmsley Wood[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Meriden Park Chelmsley Wood.JPG The Bogey on a Stick Meriden Park, Chelmsley Wood

52°28′53″N 1°44′10″W / 52.481461°N 1.736160°W / 52.481461; -1.736160
1981 (1981) Sculpture Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council Removed in 2009. It could return after being restored. [5]

Dickens Heath[edit]

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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Wikidata Notes
Rumbush Lane, Dickens Heath - sculpture near The Customs House (39932063305).jpg
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Sculpture near The Customs House Near The Customs House, Rumbush Lane, Dickens Heath

52°23′00″N 1°50′09″W / 52.383208°N 1.835741°W / 52.383208; -1.835741
 () Sculpture Steel and stone blocks Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council [6]

Elmdon[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Elmdon Park - Twitters (23944051891).jpg Twitters Elmdon Park, Elmdon

52°26′28″N 1°46′05″W / 52.441224°N 1.768112°W / 52.441224; -1.768112
2003 (2003) Sculpture Wood Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council It is carved from a tree that was removed from the park. It resembles an owl
Elmdon Park Totem Pole.JPG
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Elmdon Park Totem Pole Elmdon Park, Elmdon

52°26′32″N 1°46′17″W / 52.442358°N 1.771462°W / 52.442358; -1.771462
2004 (2004) Totempole Wood Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council The totem pole was created from ideas put forward by local schools, after an Oaks and Shires event in 2004.

Olton[edit]

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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Olton railway station photo-survey (14) - geograph.org.uk - 1528520.jpg
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Saxon King on Horse Olton railway station

52°26′17″N 1°48′18″W / 52.438151°N 1.805046°W / 52.438151; -1.805046
John McKenna Statue Steel Centro

Shirley[edit]

Haslucks Green Road / Stratford Road[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Scuba Diving Centre - Haslucks Green Road, Shirley - shark burster (6952782864).jpg Shark Haslucks Green Road, Shirley

52°24′41″N 1°50′08″W / 52.411330°N 1.835440°W / 52.411330; -1.835440
1990s Sculpture Fibreglass and bricks Comdean Ltd Was a scuba diving shop here [7] As of 2017 it is missing (has been taken down)
Poppy Island - Stratford Road, Shirley (38391613241).jpg
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Poppy Island Stratford Road, Shirley

52°24′56″N 1°49′45″W / 52.415421°N 1.829108°W / 52.415421; -1.829108
2017 (2017)
  • GRP Building Products
  • SR Davis Architects
Sculpture Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council On the roundabout near Haslucks Green Road, Stratford Road and Olton Road. [8] A tribute to the fallen soldiers of World War One [9]


Shirley Park[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Shirley Park - mosaic - donkey derby.jpg Donkey Derby Shirley Park – Shirley

52°24′38″N 1°49′41″W / 52.410686°N 1.828087°W / 52.410686; -1.828087
2014 (2014) Zantium Studios Circular pavement Mosaic Glass tiles 2m diameter Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council [10]
Shirley Park - mosaic - Native Butterflies.jpg Native Butterflies Shirley Park – Shirley

52°24′37″N 1°49′51″W / 52.410369°N 1.830933°W / 52.410369; -1.830933
2014 (2014) Zantium Studios Circular pavement Mosaic Glass tiles 2m diameter Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council [10]
Shirley Park - mosaic - Maze.jpg Maze Shirley Park – Shirley

52°24′37″N 1°49′49″W / 52.41027°N 1.830337°W / 52.41027; -1.830337
2014 (2014) Zantium Studios Circular pavement Mosaic Glass tiles 2m diameter Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council [10]
Shirley Park - playground - wooden sculpture - giant tortoise.jpg Giant Tortoise Shirley Park – Shirley

52°24′39″N 1°49′42″W / 52.410843°N 1.828441°W / 52.410843; -1.828441
2014 (2014) Robot Cossey Wooden sculpture Oak Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council Carved from oak trees felled from the park[11]
Shirley Park - playground - wooden sculpture - wildlife totem pole.jpg Wildlife Totem Pole Shirley Park – Shirley

52°24′39″N 1°49′42″W / 52.410843°N 1.828441°W / 52.410843; -1.828441
2014 (2014) Robot Cossey Wooden sculpture Oak Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council Carved from oak trees felled from the park[11]
Shirley Park - playground - wooden sculpture - training shoe bench.jpg Training Shoe Bench Shirley Park – Shirley

52°24′38″N 1°49′43″W / 52.410529°N 1.828543°W / 52.410529; -1.828543
2014 (2014) Robot Cossey Wooden sculpture Oak Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council Carved from oak trees felled from the park[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pyramid". Zantium Studios.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Statue of Horse and Horse Tamer in Malvern Park  (Grade II) (1342851)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  3. ^ "PMSA". pmsa.org.uk.
  4. ^ "Solihull sculptor creates art from rubbish for Marco Pierre White's restaurant at The Cube". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Why a sculpture known as 'The Bogey on a Stick' could be making a return". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Parkridge Developments". International Art Consultants. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  7. ^ "PMSA". pmsa.org.uk.
  8. ^ "Poppies appear on roundabout". Shirley, Solihull - Parkgate Diary. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Lest We Forget - A Timely Tribute to Fallen Heroes". GRP Building Products. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  10. ^ a b c "Shirley Park". Zantium Studios.
  11. ^ a b c "Shirley Park, Solihull". Robot Cossey.

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