List of public art in the London Borough of Southwark

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

Bankside

Image Title / subject Location and
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DateArtist / designerArchitect / other Type Designation Notes
Poured Lines Southwark Street 2006Ian DavenportN/A Painting N/A The largest outdoor painting in Britain.[1]

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Monument to the Unknown Artist Sumner Street 2007greyworldN/A Animatronic statue N/A [2]

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A Family in Residence Neo Bankside 2012Ivan MurrayN/A Sculptural group N/A

Bermondsey

Image Title / subject Location and
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DateArtist / designerArchitect / other Type Designation Notes
Royal Arms of George III Façade of King's Arms pub, Newcomen Street 1728 c.1728N/AN/A Architectural sculpture (relief) Grade II Originally stood on a gateway that spanned the old London Bridge. Placed on the pub's façade soon after it was completed in 1890.[3]

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Statue of Thomas Guy Guy's Hospital

51.5043°N 0.0879°W / 51.5043; -0.0879 (Statue of Thomas Guy)
1731Peter ScheemakersN/A Statue Grade II [4]
Memorial to James Braidwood Tooley Street 1862Samuel Henry GardinerN/A Relief [4]

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Statue of Samuel Bourne Bevington Tooley Street

51.5029°N 0.0781°W / 51.5029; -0.0781 (Statue of Samuel Bourne Bevington)
1910Sydney MarchN/A Statue Grade II [5]
Statue of William Morris, 1st Viscount Nuffield Guy's Hospital

51.4866°N 0.0695°W / 51.4866; -0.0695 (Statue of William Morris, 1st Viscount Nuffield)
1949Maurice LambertN/A Statue N/A [6]

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Bust of Ernest Bevin Tooley Street

51.5028°N 0.0779°W / 51.5028; -0.0779 (Bust of Ernest Bevin)
1955Ernest Shone-Jones after Edwin Whitney-SmithN/A Bust N/A [7]

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The Navigators Hay's Galleria 1987David Kemp [8]
Waterfall Horselydown Square 1991Antony Donaldson Fountain with sculpture N/A [9]
Exotic Cargo St Saviour's Dock footbridge, Butler's Wharf 1995Peter Randall-PageN/A Sculpture N/A [10]

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Statue of John Keats Guy's Hospital 2007Stuart WilliamsonN/A Statue N/A [6]

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The Bermondsey Lion The Blue

51.4924°N 0.0636°W / 51.4924; -0.0636 (The Bermondsey Lion)
2011Kevin BoysN/A Sculpture N/A

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Dr Salter's Daydream
Alfred Salter
Cherry Gardens

51.5006°N 0.0597°W / 51.5006; -0.0597 (Dr Salter's Daydream)
2014Diane GorvinN/A Sculptures N/A Replaces a group of the same name installed here in 1991. The seated statue of Dr Salter was stolen in 2011, after which the figures of his daughter Joyce and her cat were taken into safekeeping by Southwark Council.[11] The new work includes an additional sculpture portraying Salter's wife, Ada.[12]
Lady with a Greyhound Avondale Square

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Mandela Way T-34 Tank Mandela Way

51.4930°N 0.0827°W / 51.4930; -0.0827 (Mandela Way T-34 Tank)
N/A
Jacob the Dray Horse Circle Apartments, Queen Elizabeth Street

51.50160°N 0.07438°W / 51.50160; -0.07438 (Jacob the Dray Horse)

Camberwell

Image Title / subject Location and
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DateArtist / designerArchitect / other Type Designation Notes

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Statue of Robert Bentley Todd King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill 1863Matthew Noble [13]

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Burgess Park War Memorial 55 Wells Way (formerly St George's Church)

51.481784°N 0.085481°W / 51.481784; -0.085481 (Burgess Park War Memorial)
1920Arild RosenkrantzN/A Statue Grade II Unveiled 19 September 1920.[14]
Statue of William Booth Outside Salvation Army buildings, Champion Park

51.4679°N 0.0886°W / 51.4679; -0.0886 (Statue of William Booth)
1929George Edward WadeN/A Statue Grade II [15]
Statue of Catherine Booth Outside Salvation Army buildings, Champion Park

51.4679°N 0.0888°W / 51.4679; -0.0888 (Statue of Catherine Booth)
1929George Edward WadeN/A Statue Grade II [15]

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Run Denmark Hill 2009Leigh DyerN/A Sculptures N/A

Dulwich

Image Title / subject Location and
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DateArtist / designerArchitect / other Type Designation Notes

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Dulwich College War Memorial Dulwich College

51.4402°N 0.0842°W / 51.4402; -0.0842 (Dulwich College War Memorial)
1920; 1990N/AW. H. Atkin-Berry; John Wells-Thorpe Memorial cross with stelae Grade II Unveiled 17 June 1921 by Major General Sir Webb Gillman.[16]

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Dulwich Old College War Memorial Dulwich Old College

51.4468°N 0.0859°W / 51.4468; -0.0859 (Dulwich Old College War Memorial)
1921N/AW. D. Caröe Memorial cross Grade II [17]

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Memorial to Edward Alleyn Dulwich Old College

51.4469°N 0.0860°W / 51.4469; -0.0860 (Memorial to Edward Alleyn)
2005Louise SimsonN/A Sculptural group N/A [18]

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Walking the Dog Dulwich Picture Gallery 2009Peter Randall-PageN/A Sculpture N/A Presented by the Art Fund in 2011 to mark the Dulwich Picture Gallery's bicentenary.[19][20]
Three Perpetual Chords Dulwich Park 2015Conrad ShawcrossN/A Sculpture N/A [21]

Elephant and Castle

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DateArtist / designerArchitect / other Type Designation Notes

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Elephant and Castle Elephant and Castle 1898?N/A Sculpture N/A [22]
Southwark Memorial Walworth Square 2018Kenny HunterN/A Sculpture N/A [23]

Kennington

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DateArtist / designerArchitect / other Type Designation Notes

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Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 3 Brandon Estate, Cooks Road

51.4825°N 0.1043°W / 51.4825; -0.1043 (Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 3)
1961Henry MooreN/A Sculpture N/A [24]

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Segment of the Berlin Wall Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park ?"Indiano" (Jürgen L. Grosse)N/A Segment of wall with graffiti N/A [25]

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Soviet War Memorial Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park

51.4962°N 0.1096°W / 51.4962; -0.1096 (Soviet War Memorial)
1999Sergei ShcherbakovGarry Breeze Sculpture N/A Unveiled 9 May (Victory Day) 1999.[26]

Newington

Image Title / subject Location and
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DateArtist / designerArchitect / other Type Designation Notes

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Statue of a king, possibly Alfred the Great Trinity Church Square

51.4989°N 0.0936°W / 51.4989; -0.0936 (Statue of a king, possibly Alfred the Great)
?N/A Statue Grade II [27]
The Black Friar Friars House, Blackfriars Road / Pocock Street 1958Edward Bainbridge Copnall Relief [28]

Peckham

Image Title / subject Location and
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DateArtist / designerArchitect / other Type Designation Notes

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History of the Old Kent Road The Everlasting Arms Ministries (formerly the North Peckham Civic Centre), 600–608 Old Kent Road

51.4833°N 0.0655°E / 51.4833; 0.0655 (History of the Old Kent Road)
1964Adam KossowskiN/A Ceramic mural Grade II [29]

Rotherhithe

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
DateArtist / designerArchitect / other Type Designation Notes
Bust of James Walker Greenland Dock 1990Michael RizzelloN/A Bust N/A [30]
Sunbeam Weekly and the Pilgrim's Pocket Cumberland Wharf 1991Peter McLeanN/A Sculptural group N/A
Memorial to Christopher Jones Churchyard of St Mary's Church 1995Jamie SargeantN/A Sculptural group N/A [30]

Southwark

Image Title / subject Location and
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DateArtist / designerArchitect / other Type Designation Notes
The Sower Red Cross Garden 1896After Louisa Beresford, Marchioness of WaterfordJames Powell and Sons (glassmakers) Mosaic N/A [31]
Plaque marking the approximate site of the Globe Theatre Park Street 1909Édouard LantériN/A Plaque with relief N/A Unveiled by Herbert Beerbohm Tree and commissioned by the Shakespeare Reading Society, of which Tree was President.[32]

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London, Brighton and South Coast Railway War Memorial London Bridge station

51.5046°N 0.086°E / 51.5046; 0.086 (London, Brighton and South Coast Railway War Memorial)
1921?N/A Plaques N/A Unveiled 5 October 1921.[33]

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Southwark War Memorial Borough High Street, opposite Talbot's Yard

51.5043°N 0.0909°W / 51.5043; -0.0909 (Southwark War Memorial)
1922Philip Lindsey ClarkN/A Statue Grade II* [34]

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Minerva Southwark Cathedral 1966Alan CollinsN/A Statue N/A [35]

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Southwark Gateway Needle London Bridge, at south end

51.5062°N 0.0881°W / 51.5062; -0.0881 (Southwark Gateway Needle)
1999N/AEric Parry Sculpture N/A [36]

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Couple More London Place 2003Stephan BalkenholN/A Statues N/A [37][38]

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Full Stop More London 2003Fiona BannerN/A Sculptures N/A [37][38]

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Evergreen The Queen's Walk (More London) 2003David BatchelorN/A Sculpture N/A [37][38]
Memorial to Mahomet Weyonomon Churchyard of Southwark Cathedral 2006Peter Randall-PageN/A Sculpture N/A Unveiled 22 November 2006 by Elizabeth II.[39]
Blue Men Maya House, Borough High Street 2007Ofra Zimbalista

References

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  2. "Animatronic statue comes to Bankside", London SE1, 20 November 2007, retrieved 4 March 2019
  3. Historic England. "Kings Arms Public House with Refixed Coat of Arms (1385719)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  4. Matthews 2012, p. 192.
  5. Historic England. "Statue on island site in front of South London College and railings (1385976)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  6. Matthews 2012, p. 193.
  7. Matthews 2012, p. 191.
  8. "The Navigators". Atlas Obscura.
  9. Pearson 2006, p. 4.
  10. "Exotic Cargo", Peter Randall-Page, retrieved 6 April 2019
  11. Statue Of Dr Salter Stolen From Bermondsey, Londonist, 24 November 2011, retrieved 10 May 2014
  12. "Dr. Salter's Daydream", Philip Bews • Diane Gorvin Sculpture for public sites, retrieved 30 May 2018
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  16. "Dulwich College WW! and WW2 – Cross", National Recording Project, Imperial War Museums, retrieved 4 March 2019
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  22. Our trunk road talisman, Elephant and Castle Partnership, retrieved 13 March 2019
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  25. Berlin Wall section, Imperial War Museums, retrieved 22 March 2019
  26. Soviet War Memorial, Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies, retrieved 16 March 2017
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  28. "The Black Friar, Relief, Pocock St.", Public Monuments and Sculptures Association, archived from the original on 2016-06-23
  29. Historic England. "Mural depicting the History of Old Kent Road (1442278)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  30. Matthews 2012, p. 195.
  31. "Red Cross Garden 2", London Remembers, retrieved 16 April 2019
  32. "Globe Theatre plaque", London Remembers, retrieved 13 July 2019
  33. "London, Brighton and South Coast Railway and Southern Railway", War Memorials Register, Imperial War Museums, retrieved 7 March 2019
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  35. Masters, Christopher (9 November 2016), "Alan Collins obituary", The Guardian, retrieved 10 March 2019
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  37. "Individual commissions – Evergreen, David Batchelor, London Borough of Southwark", Art in the Open Resource, retrieved 17 March 2019
  38. "Estate Art", London Bridge City, retrieved 17 March 2019
  39. "Memorial to Sachem Mahomet Weyonomon", Peter Randall-Page, retrieved 16 March 2019

Bibliography

  • Matthews, Peter (2012), London's Statues and Monuments, Botley: Shire Publications
  • Pearson, Lynn (2006), Public Art Since 1950, Princes Risborough: Shire Publications
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