List of public art in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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This is a list of public art in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Isle of Dogs and Canary Wharf[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
Robert Milligan outside the Docklands Museum - geograph.org.uk - 869307.jpg
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Milligan, RobertRobert Milligan Museum of London Docklands
Hertsmere Road
1813 Westmacott, RichardRichard Westmacott
Testa Addormentata.jpg
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Testa Addormentata Corner of Bank Street and Upper Bank Street 1983 Mitoraj, IgorIgor Mitoraj [1]
Couple on a Seat - Lynn Chadwick.jpg
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Couple on a Seat Cabot Square 1984 Chadwick, LynnLynn Chadwick [2]
Centurione - Igor Mitoraj.jpg
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Centurione I Columbus Courtyard 1987 Mitoraj, IgorIgor Mitoraj [3]
Leap - Franta Belsky 1.jpg
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Leap Jamestown Harbour 1987–9 Belsky, FrantaFranta Belsky [4]
Two Men on a Bench - Giles Penny.jpg
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Two Men on a Bench Cabot Square 1990 Penny, GilesGiles Penny [5]
Gate by Guiseppe Lund, Westferry Circus Gardens in March 2011.jpg Gate Westferry Circus 1992 Lund, GiuseppeGiuseppe Lund [6]
Centaur - Igor Mitoraj 1.jpg
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Centauro Upper Bank Street 1994 Mitoraj, IgorIgor Mitoraj [7]
Man With Open Arms by Giles Penny, West India Avenue in March 2011 01.jpg
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Man With Arms Open West India Avenue 1995 Penny, GilesGiles Penny [8]
Figurehead for Docklands - Anna Bisset 1.jpg
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Figurehead for Docklands Poplar Dock 1997 Bisset, AnnaAnna Bisset [9]
Michael von Clemm.JPG Portrait relief of Michael von Clemm Cabot Square 1998 Laing, GeraldGerald Laing [10]
Traffic Light Tree.jpg
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Traffic Light Tree roundabout on Trafalgar Way, outside Billingsgate Market (since 2013) 1998 Vivant, PierrePierre Vivant [11]
Original Form - Keith Rand.jpg
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Original Form 25 North Colonnade 1999 Rand, KeithKeith Rand [12]
Clocks (104326502).jpg
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Six Public Clocks Reuters Plaza 1999 Grcic, KonstantinKonstantin Grcic [13]
Vanishing Point by Jay Battle, Canary Wharf in London, spring 2013 (1).JPG
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Vanishing Point Westferry Circus 1999 Battle, JayJay Battle [14]
Screen - Wendy Ranshaw.jpg
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Columbus Screen Columbus Courtyard 2000 Ramshaw, WendyWendy Ramshaw [15]
Hibbert Gate, Import Dock.jpg
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Hibbert Gate Adjacent to North Dock West 2000 Stevenson, LeoLeo Stevenson [16]
Returning to Embrace - Jon Buck.jpg
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Returning to Embrace 10 Cabot Square 2000 Buck, JonJon Buck [17]
It Takes Two - Bob Allen.jpg
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It Takes Two One Canada Square 2002 Allen, BobBob Allen [18]
HSBC lion, left, Canary Wharf.jpg
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HSBC lions 8 Canada Square 2002 after W. W. Wagstaff
Arbor by Nigel Ross in March 2011 01.jpg Arbor Montgomery Square 2003 Ross, NigelNigel Ross [19]
Arbor by Nigel Ross in March 2011 02.jpg Cross Way Montgomery Square 2003 Ross, NigelNigel Ross [19]
Sacrificial Anode - Eilis O'Connell.jpg Sacrificial Anode Montgomery Square 2007 O'Connell, EilisEilis O'Connell [20]
London MMB «74 Westferry Circus.jpg
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Sasso Cosmico Westferry Circus 2007 König Vassilakis, DoDo König Vassilakis [21]
Avatar by Robert Warley in March 2011 02.jpg Avatar Westferry Circus 2009 Worley, RobertRobert Worley [22]
Torsion II - Charles Hadcock.jpg
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Torsion II Bank Street, Jubilee Park exit 2009–11 Hadcock, CharlesCharles Hadcock [23]
Drawing Cube (Blue) - Suresh Dutt.jpg
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Drawing Cube (Blue) Montgomery Square 2010 Dutt, SureshSuresh Dutt [24]
Domino Players by Kim Bennet in October 2014 05.jpg Domino Players Clove Crescent 1992 Bennet, KimKim Bennet [25]
London River Man Ensign House, Marsh Wall
Renaissance by Maurice Bilk in October 2014 03.jpg
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Renaissance Nutmeg Lane, East India Dock Blik, MauriceMaurice Blik [26]
London MMB «10 Canary Wharf.jpg
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Spirit of Enterprise South Dock, Canary Wharf

51°30′9.83″N 0°1′29.04″W / 51.5027306°N 0.0247333°W / 51.5027306; -0.0247333
1987 Taylor, WendyWendy Taylor [27]
Speaking of the River Canary Riverside

51°30′22.48″N 0°1′43.72″W / 51.5062444°N 0.0288111°W / 51.5062444; -0.0288111
2000 DeJong, ConstanceConstance DeJong audio benches [28]
Windwand Canary Riverside

51°30′20.87″N 0°1′41.43″W / 51.5057972°N 0.0281750°W / 51.5057972; -0.0281750
2000 Arad, RonRon Arad carbon fibre 50 m high [28]
Chimney Westferry Circus

51°30′19.74″N 0°1′34.55″W / 51.5054833°N 0.0262639°W / 51.5054833; -0.0262639
2008 Burton, AndrewAndrew Burton recycled fired bricks, steel [28]
12 Planters Columbus Courtyard

51°30′22.53″N 0°1′30.69″W / 51.5062583°N 0.0251917°W / 51.5062583; -0.0251917
2001–2002 Orloff, TatianaTatiana Orloff bronze [28]

Mile End and Bow[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Richard Green and his one-eared dog - geograph.org.uk - 863576.jpg Statue of Richard Green East India Dock Road 1865/6 Wyon, Edward WilliamEdward William Wyon Statue Grade II [29]
Flickr - Duncan~ - Gladstone, Bow Church.jpg Statue of William Ewart Gladstone In front of Bow Church, Bow Road 1882 Bruce-Joy, AlbertAlbert Bruce-Joy Statue Grade II
Bust of Edward VII 39 Mile End Road 1911 ? Bust Grade II Unveiled 12 October 1911.[30]
Attlee QMUL 1.jpg Statue of Clement Attlee Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road 1988 Forster, FrankFrank Forster Statue N/A Unveiled 30 November 1988 in its original location, outside Limehouse Library, by Harold Wilson, the last living member of Attlee's cabinet.[31] The figure holds a copy of the National Assistance Act 1948. In 2005 the work was badly vandalised and was boxed up to prevent further damage; it was removed to its current location in 2010.[32] Peter Mandelson gave the statue its second unveiling on 4 April 2011.[33]
Knowledge Library Square on the campus of Queen Mary, University of London
Renaissance junction of Saffron Avenue and Clove Crescent Blik, MauriceMaurice Blik

Poplar[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Civilian war memorial, Poplar (97538078).jpg
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Children's Memorial Poplar Recreation Ground 1919 Adams, A. R.A. R. Adams Grade II Unveiled 23 June 1919.[34] Commemorates the 18 children who were killed in a bombing raid (the first daylight raid of World War I) on Upper North Street School on 13 June 1917.[35]
Shadow Play In front of Compass House, Mulberry Place 1992 King, DaveDave King [29]
Geograph-790859-by-Nigel-Cox.jpg Virginia Settlers Monument Jamestown Way 1999 Taylor, WendyWendy Taylor [29]
Meridians and Metaphors Near the junction of Clove Crescent and Saffron Avenue Jacobson, DavidDavid Jacobson

Rotherhithe[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
James Walker, Engineer - geograph.org.uk - 1876498.jpg Bust of James Walker Greenland Dock 1990 Rizzello, MichaelMichael Rizzello Bust N/A [36]

St Katharine's Dock[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Cannon Entrance to St Katharine Docks 18th century [37]
Anchor of Amsterdam St Katharine Docks, at entrance to East Dock 1748 (placed here 1980s) [37]
Girl with a dolphin in London, spring 2013 (2).JPG
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Girl with Dolphin Beside River Thames between Tower Bridge and entrance to docks 1973 Wynne, DavidDavid Wynne [37]
Timepiece by Wendy Taylor in London, spring 2013 (1).JPG
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Timepiece Entrance to St Katharine Docks 1973 Taylor, WendyWendy Taylor [37]
Elephants Entrance to Ivory House, on gateposts 1973 Drew, PeterPeter Drew [37]
Geese Thomas More Street 1990 Norris, DavidDavid Norris [37]
To Meet Again Thomas More Street 1990 Beck, MichaelMichael Beck [37]
Angelic Musician Thomas More Street 1991 Milles, CarlCarl Milles [37]
Exotic Birds and other sculptures Various locations around St Katharine Docks 1995–97 Haughney, PaulaPaula Haughney [37]

Shadwell[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Shadwell edward 7 memorial 1.jpg Memorial to Edward VII King Edward Memorial Park 1922 Mackennal, BertramBertram Mackennal Drinking fountain (formerly) The bronze portrait medallion of Edward VII was stolen in 2007.[38]
King Edward VII Memorial Park (geograph 3819487).jpg Navigators' Memorial King Edward Memorial Park 1922 ? Commemorative stone [38]

Spitalfields[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
I Goat Sculpture, Spitalfields, London.JPG I Goat Brushfield Street 2011 Hunter, KennyKenny Hunter Sculpture N/A [39]
Vortex sculpture.JPG Vortex Lamb Street 1999 Sandler, BarbaraBarbara Sandler Sculpture N/A [40]

Wapping[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Raine's House, London 10.JPG Bluecoat Girl Raine's House ? Statue in niche
Raine's House, London 11.JPG Bluecoat Boy Raine's House ? Statue in niche
Bust of John Rennie, Wapping.jpg Bust of John Rennie the Elder Spirit Quay 1992 Ravera, JohnJohn Ravera Bust N/A [38]
Geograph-1544115-by-Paul-Gillett.jpg Blitz Memorial Hermitage Riverside Memorial Garden 2008 Taylor, WendyWendy Taylor Sculpture N/A Unveiled in July 2008 by Hazel Blears, then the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, and Alf Roffey, a survivor of the Blitz. On the site of Hermitage Wharf, which was destroyed in a bombing raid on 29 December 1940.[41]

Whitechapel[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Statue of Queen Alexandra, Royal London Hospital (14518440501).jpg Statue of Alexandra of Denmark Whitechapel Road, behind the Royal London Hospital 1908 Wade, George EdwardGeorge Edward Wade Grade II [42]
Memorial to Edward VII, Whitechapel Road, E1 - geograph.org.uk - 891860.jpg
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Edward VII Memorial Drinking Fountain Mile End Road 1911 Frith, William SilverWilliam Silver Frith Grade II [43]
Bust of William Booth Mile End Road 1927 Wade, George EdwardGeorge Edward Wade [44]
William Booth Statue, Mile End Road (13035167305).jpg Statue of William Booth Mile End Road 1979 (casting) Wade, George EdwardGeorge Edward Wade [45]
Les Naïdes 45 Whitechapel Road 1985 Abrahams, IvorIvor Abrahams [45]
Spitalfields Column Middlesex Street 1995 Perry, RichardRichard Perry
Ram and Magpie Allen Gardens Playground, Buxton Street 1996 Haughny, PaulaPaula Haughny
Shaheed Minar, Altab Ali Park.jpg Shaheed Minars Martyr monument
Altab Ali
Altab Ali Park, on the corner of Whitechapel Road and White Church Lane 1999 Shaheed Minar [45]
Catherine Booth statue Mile End Road.JPG Statue of Catherine Booth Mile End Road 2015 After an original by George Edward Wade Statue N/A Unveiled 2 July 2015.[46]
Goodman's Fields Horses Goodman's Fields Piazza 2015 Mackie, HamishHamish Mackie N/A Winner of the PMSA's Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Fountains.[47]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Igor Mitoraj: Testa Addormentata, Canary Wharf, retrieved 5 April 2015 
  2. ^ Lynn Chadwick: Couple on a Seat, retrieved 5 April 2015 
  3. ^ Igor Mitoraj: Centurione I, Canary Wharf, retrieved 5 April 2015 
  4. ^ 'Leap', Jamestown Harbour, Isle of Dogs, London, Henry Moore Institute, retrieved 5 April 2015 
  5. ^ Giles Penny: Two Men on a Bench, Canary Wharf, retrieved 5 April 2015 
  6. ^ Giusseppe [sic] Lund: Gate‍—‌sculptural railings, Canary Wharf, retrieved 18 April 2015 
  7. ^ Igor Mitoraj: Centauro I, Canary Wharf, retrieved 5 April 2015 
  8. ^ Giles Penny: Man with Arms Open, Canary Wharf, retrieved 5 April 2015 
  9. ^ "Canary Wharf & East India Docks". Exploring East London. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  10. ^ Gerald Laing: Relief portrait of Michael von Clemm, Canary Wharf, retrieved 17 April 2015 
  11. ^ "The Traffic Light Tree, Pierre Vivant 1998", CityNoise, archived from the original on 18 April 2010, retrieved 31 March 2010 
  12. ^ Keith Rand: Original Form, Canary Wharf, retrieved 5 April 2015 
  13. ^ Konstantin Grcic: Six Public Clocks, Canary Wharf, retrieved 18 April 2015 
  14. ^ Jay Battle: Vanishing Point, Canary Wharf, retrieved 5 April 2015 
  15. ^ Wendy Ramshaw: Columbus Screen, Canary Wharf, retrieved 5 April 2015 
  16. ^ Leo Stevenson:The Hibbert Gate, Canary Wharf, retrieved 5 April 2015 
  17. ^ Jon Buck: Returning to Embrace, Canary Wharf, retrieved 5 April 2015 
  18. ^ Public and Corporate Commissions | Bob Allen – Sculptor Accessed 4 April 2010
  19. ^ a b Nigel Ross: Cross Way / Arbor, Canary Wharf, retrieved 17 June 2015 
  20. ^ Eilis O'Connell: Sacrificial Anode, Canary Wharf, retrieved 5 April 2015 
  21. ^ Do König Vassilakis: Sasso Cosmico, Canary Wharf, retrieved 5 April 2015 
  22. ^ Robert Worley: Avatar, Canary Wharf, retrieved 17 June 2015 
  23. ^ Charles Hadcock: Torsion II, Canary Wharf, retrieved 5 April 2015 
  24. ^ Drawing Cube (Blue), Canary Wharf, retrieved 5 April 2015 
  25. ^ The Sporting Statues Project: Domino Players: East India Dock, London Accessed 24 October 2014
  26. ^ 'Renaissance' – East India Dock, London, UK. – Commissions – Maurice Bilk Accessed 24 October 2014
  27. ^ SCULPTURE IN THE WORKPLACE
  28. ^ a b c d Art Map – Public Art at Canary Wharf, Canary Wharf Group
  29. ^ a b c Poplar's Free Art & History. Accessed 14 November 2010
  30. ^ "Edward VII", National Recording Project, Public Monuments & Sculpture Association, retrieved 11 January 2016 
  31. ^ "Clement Attlee", National Recording Project, Public Monuments & Sculpture Association, retrieved 1 June 2015 
  32. ^ Matthews 2012, pp. 231–2
  33. ^ Lord Mandelson joins Lord Hennessy to unveil Clement Attlee statue, Queen Mary, University of London, 5 April 2011, retrieved 1 June 2015 
  34. ^ "Bombed School Memorial", National Recording Project, Public Monuments & Sculpture Association, retrieved 16 June 2015 
  35. ^ Matthews 2012, pp. 227–8
  36. ^ Matthews 2012, p. 195
  37. ^ a b c d e f g h i "St Katharine's Dock". Exploring East London. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  38. ^ a b c Matthews 2012, p. 227
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  40. ^ [2]
  41. ^ "Peace dove gardens unveiled for London’s Blitz dead", The Docklands & East London Advertiser, 18 July 2008, retrieved 17 June 2015 
  42. ^ Historic England, "Statue in rear courtyard of the London Hospital (1065789)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 8 June 2015 
  43. ^ Historic England, "King Edward VII Jewish Memorial Drinking Fountain opposite to main entrance of London Hospital (1065821)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 8 June 2015 
  44. ^ Ben Weinreb, ed. (2008). The London Encyclopaedia (Third ed.). pp. 866–876. ISBN 978-1-4050-4924-5. 
  45. ^ a b c Rigal, Lawrence, "Whitechapel", Exploring East London, retrieved 8 June 2015 
  46. ^ "Founders' Day commemorates 150 years", Boundless: The Salvation Army International Congress, 2 July 2015, retrieved 8 November 2016 
  47. ^ 3rd Dimension, Public Monuments and Sculpture Association, retrieved 7 November 2016 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Matthews, Peter (2012), London’s Statues and Monuments, Botley: Shire Publications 

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