List of public art in Wandsworth

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

Battersea[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
'In Town' sculpture by the southern end of Battersea Bridge.jpg In Town Battersea Bridge Road 1983 Ravera, JohnJohn Ravera Sculptural group N/A [1]
Two Swans Geograph-4382614-by-Peter-Trimming.jpg Two Swans Battersea Bridge Road 1984 Marr-Johnson, CatherineCatherine Marr-Johnson Sculptures N/A [2]
Sterling Great Eastern Wharf 1990 Lawson-Baker, NeilNeil Lawson-Baker Sculpture N/A [3]
Water Sculpture Chelsea Bridge Wharf 2003 Lambard, CarolineCaroline Lambard Sculpture N/A [4]

Battersea Park[edit]

Battersea Park has a history of displaying sculpture by major artists, with large triennial exhibitions in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, although the 1954 and 1957 exhibitions took place in Holland Park instead of Battersea Park.[5] More recently the park presents an annual student sculpture prize with the winning sculpture going on show in for a year.[6] Some of the current sculptures have remained in the park since the large exhibitions.

1948 Open Air Exhibition of Sculpture[edit]

This was the first event of its type in Britain and showed 43 sculptures between May and September.[7] The exhibition was extremely successful with over 170,000 visitors.[5]

Selected sculptors and works:

1951 exhibition 'Sculpture'[edit]

44 sculptures including ones by Mari Andriessen, Bill?, Butler?, Siegfried Charoux, Charles Despiau, Dobson, Jacob Epstein, Alberto Giacometti, Eric Gill, Henning?, Barbara Hepworth, Maurice Lambert, Jacques Lipchitz, Aristide Maillol, Giacomo Manzù, Constantin Meunier, Henry Moore, Antoine Pevsner?, Auguste Rodin and Karel Vogel?.

1960 exhibition 'Sculpture in the open air'[edit]

42 sculptures were shown[8] from British and French contemporary sculptors.[5]

List of sculptors: Adams?, Kenneth Armitage, Jean Arp, Mark Batten, André Bloc, Brown?, Butler, Anthony Caro, Clatworthy, Lynn Chadwick, Siegfried Charoux, Richard Bentley Claughton, Marta Colvin, Hubert Dalwood, Dow?, Alan Durst, Jacob Epstein, Elisabeth Frink, Alfred Gerrard, Dora Gordine, Barbara Hepworth, Jean-Robert Ipoustéguy, Phillip King? or Peter King?, Eric Kennington, Gilbert Ledward, F. E. McWilliam, Martin?, Bernard Meadows, Henry Moore, Uli Nimptsch, Eduardo Paolozzi, Pablo Picasso, Germaine Richier, John Skeaping, François Stahly, William Turnbull, Josefina de Vasconcellos, Vogel, Charles Wheeler, Ossip Zadkine.

1963 London County Council exhibition 'Sculpture in the open air'[edit]

42 sculptures were shown, mainly from British and American contemporary artists.[9]

List of sculptors: Adams, Peter Agostini, Kenneth Armitage, Leonard Baskin, Harry Bertoia, Brown, Butler, Anthony Caro, Alexander Calder, Lynn Chadwick, John Chamberlain, Geoffrey Clarke, Robert Clatworthy, Hubert Dalwood, George Ehrlich, Herbert Ferber, Elisabeth Frink, George Fullard, Joseph Goto, Dimitri Hadzi, Raoul Hague?, Anthony Hatwell, Barbara Hepworth, John Hoskin, Bryan Kneale, Seymour Lipton, F. E. McWilliam, Bernard Meadows, Henry Moore, Reuben Nakian, Uli Nimptsch, Phillip Pavia, Richmond?, George Rickey, Jose de Rivera, James Rosati, Schmidt?, Jason Seley, David Smith, Richard Stankiewicz, Peter Voulkos, William Turnbull.

1966 Greater London Council exhibition 'Sculpture in the open air'[edit]

42 sculptures were shown between May and September[10]

List of sculptors: Adams, David Annesley, Kenneth Armitage, Michael Bolus, Brown, Antanas Braždys, Anthony Caro, Hubert Dalwood, Elisabeth Frink, George Fullard, David Hall, Barbara Hepworth, John Hoskin, Michael Kenny, King, Bryan Kneale, Kim Lim, F. E. McWilliam, Bernard Meadows, Henry Moore, Francis Morland, Eduardo Paolozzi, Pickett?, Scott?, Smith, William G. Tucker, Brian Wall

Battersea sculpture prize[edit]

Partial table of winners

Year Sculptor Title Details
2014 Michael Pecirno The Air Above [11]
2013 Anna Fleming Magpie Feather [12]
2012 Luke Burton This & That & These & Those [13]
2011 (13th) Lucy Tomlins Concrete Country [14][15]
2010 Dexter Dymoke Bench [16]
2008 Gareth Williams Ip Dip Dip [17]
2007 Maxine Schaffer Buckhorn Plantain [17]
2003 Andrew Broadbent F-1 [17]
2002 (7th) John Summers Reborn [17]
2001 Wilhelmina Baldwin Nor'Stand [17]
2000 Kieran Doyle Dual Nature [17]
1999 Steve Bunn Rollercoaster [17][18]
1998 Si Sapsford [19]
1997 Thomas Ostenberg [20]

Current[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
War Memorial Battersea Park.jpg
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Memorial to the 24th London Division Battersea Park 1924 Kennington, EricEric Kennington Sculptural group Grade II* [21]
Henry Moore-Three standing figures-Battersea Park-2.jpg
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Three Standing Figures Battersea Park 1948 Moore, HenryHenry Moore Sculptural group Grade II [22]
Barbara Hepworth Single Form Battersea.JPG Single Form (Memorial) Battersea Park 1961–2 Hepworth, BarbaraBarbara Hepworth Sculpture N/A [23]
Brown Dog on plinth - Battersea Park - 2008-04-09.jpg Brown Dog Memorial Battersea Park 1985 Hicks, NicolaNicola Hicks Sculpture N/A [24]
Sheep-seat Battersea Park 2000 Folds, MarkMark Folds Wooden carved bench N/A [25]
F-1 Battersea Park 2003 Broadbent, AndrewAndrew Broadbent Sculpture N/A [26]
Australian WW2 Air Crew Memorial, Battersea Park - London..jpg Australian WW2 Air Crew Memorial Battersea Park erected 16/5/1995 War Memorial N/A [27][28]
Anzac Gallipoli War Memorial, Battersea Park - London..jpg Anzac Gallipoli War Memorial Battersea Park Opened 25 April 1998, Unveiled 25 April 2000 War Memorial N/A [27][29]

Nine Elms[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
ROD Embassy Gardens 2010–14 Ashfaq, Mohamed QasimMohamed Qasim Ashfaq Sculpture N/A [30][31]
Florian Embassy Gardens 2013 Lucas, SarahSarah Lucas Sculpture N/A A giant marrow cast in bronze, alluding to the vegetables sold at the nearby New Covent Garden Market.[30]
Modern Marriage Embassy Gardens 2014 Fujiwara, SimonSimon Fujiwara Sculpture N/A [30]

Putney[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source
Load.JPG Load Riverside, outside restaurant on junction of Lower Richmond Road and The Embankment 1989 Alan Thornhill
Exodus Sculpture.JPG Exodus In centre of Leaders Gardens at the end of The Embankment/Festing Road 2008 Alan Thornhill
Horizontal Ambiguity Embankment/Dukes Head, Thames Place 2008 Alan Thornhill
The Turning Point Sculpture.JPG The Turning Point Junction of Putney Bridge Road and Putney High Street 2008 Alan Thornhill
Punch and Judy.JPG Punch and Judy Putney Wharf riverside near slipway/end of Brewhouse Street 2008 Alan Thornhill
Motherfigure.JPG Motherfigure Putney Wharf riverside, from Deodar Road footpath entrance 2008 Alan Thornhill
Nexus Sculpture.JPG Nexus Wandsworth Park, on southernmost path (running parallel with Putney Bridge Road) 2008 Alan Thornhill
Pygmalion.JPG Pygmalion Wandsworth Park riverside, near entrance from Prospect Quay and Riverside Quarter 2008 Alan Thornhill
Fall.JPG Fall Prospect Quay/Riverside Quarter 2008 Alan Thornhill
Boat Race Start stone.jpg Boat Race starting stone The Embankment, Putney 19th century
Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
War Memorial - geograph.org.uk - 1147065.jpg War memorial St Mary's Church, Putney

51°27′57.37″N 0°12′49.33″W / 51.4659361°N 0.2137028°W / 51.4659361; -0.2137028
Ghillies Bar besides the river - geograph.org.uk - 1568693.jpg Armillary Sphere

51°27′45.24″N 0°11′57.46″W / 51.4625667°N 0.1992944°W / 51.4625667; -0.1992944
Hartley Memorial Obelisk Geograph-3413238-by-David-Anstiss.jpg Hartley Memorial Obelisk Putney Heath, near the A3

51°26′51.72″N 0°13′30.72″W / 51.4477000°N 0.2252000°W / 51.4477000; -0.2252000
1776 Attributed to George Dance Red brick, stone, concrete slab Grade II listed Erected on centenary of the Great Fire of London 'in memory of an invention for securing buildings against fire'[32]

Roehampton[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Bronze sculpture by Brian Alabaster ARBS outside Queen Mary's Hospital Roehampton.JPG Dickie and Sam outside Queen Mary's Hospital Roehampton Brian Alabaster MRBS Sculpture Bronze
Drinking fountain and horse trough, Roehampton. - geograph.org.uk - 21028.jpg Pavilion for drinking fountain and horse trough junction of Roehampton Lane (A306) and Medfield Street. Roehampton — Barnes

51°26′56.64″N 0°14′23.92″W / 51.4490667°N 0.2399778°W / 51.4490667; -0.2399778
Mount Clare, Roehampton 05.JPG in memory of Hugh Colin Smith Mount Clare Statue

Streatham[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
War Memorial - geograph.org.uk - 1564792.jpg War Memorial Streatham Cemetery

51°26′0.31″N 0°10′30.95″W / 51.4334194°N 0.1752639°W / 51.4334194; -0.1752639

Tooting[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Clock tower, SW17 - geograph.org.uk - 1602858.jpg St Benedict’'s Clock Tower

51°25′31.14″N 0°9′26.86″W / 51.4253167°N 0.1574611°W / 51.4253167; -0.1574611
1888 Clock tower The subject of a recent pound for pound scheme, with restoration works including timber repairs and renewal of lead cupola being half met by a conservation grant from Wandsworth Borough Council. The tower originally adorned St Joseph's Roman Catholic college, built in 1888. In 1897 this became the Tooting Home workhouse, and then in 1930 St Benedict's Hospital, which closed in 1981 http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Wandsworth/Wandsworth.shtml
Edward VII at Tooting (cropped).jpg
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Statue of Edward VII outside Tooting Broadway tube station, junction A24 and A217

51°25′39.97″N 0°10′4.71″W / 51.4277694°N 0.1679750°W / 51.4277694; -0.1679750
1911 Roselieb, Louis FritzLouis Fritz Roselieb Statue Grade II Inscription on the base reads ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION, 1911. Reliefs on either side show personifications of Peace and Charity.[33]
Tooting Bec4 - London 2012.jpg Bench outside Tesco Express, Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7EN

51°25′57.42″N 0°9′49.89″W / 51.4326167°N 0.1638583°W / 51.4326167; -0.1638583
Bench N/A

Wandsworth[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Huguenot memorial at Mount Nod in Wandsworth - geograph.org.uk - 1596411.jpg Huguenot memorial Mount Nod, Wandsworth

51°27′30.1″N 0°10′59.5″W / 51.458361°N 0.183194°W / 51.458361; -0.183194
George and Dragon Geograph-1789861-by-tristan-forward.jpg George and Dragon Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, Wandsworth

51°27′12.73″N 0°10′29.65″W / 51.4535361°N 0.1749028°W / 51.4535361; -0.1749028
1857-9 Architectural sculpture [34]
Sign in the middle of the roundabout at the end of Swandon Way - geograph.org.uk - 1575603.jpg Advertising hoarding Wandsworth roundabout

51°27′44.69″N 0°11′7.65″W / 51.4624139°N 0.1854583°W / 51.4624139; -0.1854583
JCDecaux similar to another on Old Street Roundabout,[35]
Sail Sophie Hooton Geograph-1808730-by-Derek-Harper.jpg Sail The Spit, close to mouth of the River Wandle

51°27′42.07″N 0°11′41.06″W / 51.4616861°N 0.1947389°W / 51.4616861; -0.1947389
2003 Sophie Horton sculpture Etched stainless steel with powder coating 460 x 250 x 250cm [36]

Wimbledon Common[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
War Memorial, Wimbledon Common. - geograph.org.uk - 20692.jpg War Memorial Wimbledon Common

51°26′7.18″N 0°14′48.98″W / 51.4353278°N 0.2469389°W / 51.4353278; -0.2469389
War Memorial, Putney Vale Cemetery - geograph.org.uk - 1315008.jpg War Memorial Putney Vale Cemetery

51°26′20.05″N 0°14′45.01″W / 51.4389028°N 0.2458361°W / 51.4389028; -0.2458361
Tucked away along the side wall, close to the Stag Lane entrance, next to a branch of ASDA is this forgotten memorial. It appears to have just women's names on it

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Two Swans, Sculptures, Battersea Bridge Rd.", National Recording Project, Public Monuments & Sculpture Association, retrieved 2 May 2015 
  3. ^ "Sterling, Sculpture, Parkgate Rd.", National Recording Project, Public Monuments & Sculpture Association, retrieved 2 May 2015 
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  29. ^ "War Memorial: Anzac Gallipoli Plaque (WMA-12565)". iwm.org.uk. 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 25th April 1998 
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  31. ^ Sarah Lucas makes 'marrow' for US embassy gardens, Phaidon, 1 July 2015, retrieved 12 February 2017 
  32. ^ Hartley Memorial Obelisk (North East of Wildcroft Manor), Wandsworth
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  34. ^ Former Royal Victoria Patriotic School, Wandsworth
  35. ^ The Wandsworth Roundabout – Circles in the sky
  36. ^ Sail on Sophie Horton's website

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