List of public art in the London Borough of Islington

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

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
DateArtist / designer Type Designation Notes
Justice, Mercy, Portrait of George III and other motifs Middlesex Sessions House, Clerkenwell Green 1779–82 (building)Joseph Nollekens Relief sculptures Grade II* (1298072) [1]
Commerce Welcoming All Nations Battishill Street Gardens 1842 (carved)
1975 (unveiled on present site)
Musgrave Watson [2]

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Statue of Hugh Myddelton Islington Green

51.53573°N 0.10365°W / 51.53573; -0.10365
1862John Thomas Statue Grade II (1298044) [3]

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Statue of John Wesley Wesley's Chapel, City Road

51.52370°N 0.08718°W / 51.52370; -0.08718
1891John Adams-Acton Statue Grade II (1195540) [3]
Science and Agriculture City University London, College Building c.1894–6Paul Raphael Montford Frieze [4]

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Boer War Memorial Highbury Fields 1905Bertram Mackennal War memorial with statue Grade II (1298031) [5]
Statue of Francis Bacon Islington Central Library, Holloway Road 1906Frederick Schenck Statue in niche [5]
Statue of Edmund Spenser Islington Central Library, Holloway Road 1906Frederick Schenck Statue in niche [5]

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Finsbury War Memorial Rosebery Avenue 15 August 1921Thomas Rudge War memorial with statue Grade II (1389293) [6]
Christ Healing the Blind Man Moorfields Eye Hospital, King George V Extension 1933–5 (building)Eric Gill Relief sculpture [7]
Dick Whittington's cat Whittington Stone, Highgate Hill

51.56654°N 0.13690°W / 51.56654; -0.13690
1964Jonathan Kenworthy Sculpture Grade II (1298038) [8]
Highbury Manor tile motif Highbury & Islington station, Victoria line platforms 1968Edward Bawden [9]
Crossed pistols tile motif Finsbury Park station, Victoria line platforms 1968Tom Eckersley [10]
Balloon mosaics Finsbury Park station, Piccadilly line platforms 1983Annabel Grey [11]
Memorial to Thomas Paine Angel Court, Owen Street 1991Kevin Jordan [12]

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Faceted Column corner of Chiswell Street and Finsbury Pavement

51.520415°N 0.087497°W / 51.520415; -0.087497
1999Stephen Cox Sculpture N/A [13]

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Angel Wings N1 Retail Plaza, The Angel, Islington 2003Wolfgang Buttress and Fiona Heron Sculpture N/A [14]
Halo N1 Retail Plaza, The Angel, Islington 2003Wolfgang Buttress and Fiona Heron Sculpture N/A [14]
Islington Green War Memorial Islington Green 2004 (replacing an earlier "temporary" war memorial)John Maine War memorial N/A [15]

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Statue of Tony Adams Emirates Stadium 2011MDM Statue N/A Unveiled 9 December 2011.[16]

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Statue of Herbert Chapman Emirates Stadium 2011MDM Statue N/A Unveiled 9 December 2011.[17]

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Statue of Thierry Henry Emirates Stadium 2011Margot Roulleau-Gallais Statue N/A Unveiled 9 December 2011.[18]

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Statue of Dennis Bergkamp Emirates Stadium 2014MDM Statue N/A Unveiled 22 February 2014.[19]

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Statue of Ken Friar Emirates Stadium 2014MDM Statue N/A Unveiled 28 February 2014.[20]
Angel Angel tube station Kevin Boys Statue N/A
Mercury the God Top of Triton Court, Finsbury Square [21]
2 figures of Triton the God Triton Court, Finsbury Square
4 females Triton Court clock tower, Finsbury Square
Hare and Hounds architectural sculpture Upper Street, on No. 181 (formerly the Hare and Hounds pub) [22]

References

  1. Historic England. "Clerkenwell Conference Centre (1298072)". National Heritage List for England.
  2. Musgrave Watson frieze in Battishill Gardens Accessed 20 December 2010
  3. Ben Weinreb, ed. (2008). The London Encyclopaedia (Third ed.). pp. 866–876. ISBN 978-1-4050-4924-5.
  4. Temple, Philip, ed. (2008), "Northampton Square area: Northampton Square and adjacent streets", South and East Clerkenwell, Survey of London, London: London County Council, 46, pp. 304–321, retrieved 18 August 2015
  5. Statues in Islington Accessed 18 July 2011
  6. Finsbury War Monument London Remembers. Accessed 4 August 2014
  7. Cherry & Pevsner 2002, p. 611
  8. Historic England. "Whittington Stone, circa 15 metres south of the junction with Mandala Avenue (1298038)". National Heritage List for England.
  9. Victoria Line Tile Motifs – Highbury and Islington Accessed 3 August 2014
  10. Victoria Line Tile Motifs – Finsbury Park Accessed 3 August 2014.
  11. The Mosaics at Finsbury Park Accessed 20 August 2014.
  12. Rights of Man in Islington – UK Attraction Accessed 18 July 2011
  13. Planning approval
  14. CV: Wolfgang and Heron CV, Public Art Online, retrieved 28 August 2015
  15. Art in the Open Resource – Islington Green Accessed 4 August 2014
  16. Stride, Chris; Thomas, Ffion; Wilson, John (2012), "Tony Adams", From Pitch to Plinth: The Sporting Statues Project, retrieved 13 December 2015
  17. Stride, Chris; Thomas, Ffion; Wilson, John (2012), "Herbert Chapman", From Pitch to Plinth: The Sporting Statues Project, retrieved 13 December 2015
  18. Stride, Chris; Thomas, Ffion; Wilson, John (2012), "Thierry Henry", From Pitch to Plinth: The Sporting Statues Project, retrieved 13 December 2015
  19. Stride, Chris; Thomas, Ffion; Wilson, John (2012), "Dennis Bergkamp", From Pitch to Plinth: The Sporting Statues Project, retrieved 13 December 2015
  20. Stride, Chris; Thomas, Ffion; Wilson, John (2012), "Ken Friar", From Pitch to Plinth: The Sporting Statues Project, retrieved 13 December 2015
  21. http://knowledgeoflondon.com/rooftops.html
  22. "Hare and Hounds, Islington". Pubs History. Retrieved 14 March 2015.

Bibliography

  • Cherry, Bridget; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2002), London: North, The Buildings of England, 4, London and New Haven: Yale University Press
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