List of public art in the London Borough of Wandsworth

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

Battersea

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
DateArtist / designerArchitect / other Type Designation Notes
In Town Battersea Bridge Road 1983John RaveraN/A Sculptural group N/A [1]
Two Swans Battersea Bridge Road 1984Catherine Marr-JohnsonN/A Sculptures N/A [2]

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Memorial to the Clapham Junction rail crash Spencer Park 1989Richard HealyN/A Sculpture N/A [3]
Sterling Great Eastern Wharf 1990Neil Lawson-BakerN/A Sculpture N/A [4]
Water Sculpture Chelsea Bridge Wharf 2003Caroline LambardN/A Sculpture N/A [5]
Garden Tools and Sink St John's Hill Estate, Clapham Junction 2015–2016Rodney HarrisHawkins Brown Reliefs N/A [6]
Pinafores and Uniform St John's Hill Estate, Clapham Junction 2015–2016Valda JacksonHawkins Brown Reliefs N/A [6]

Battersea Park

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.[7] More recently the park presents an annual student sculpture prize with the winning sculpture going on show in for a year.[8] Some of the current sculptures have remained in the park since the large exhibitions.

1948 Open Air Exhibition of Sculpture

This was the first event of its type in Britain and showed 43 sculptures between May and September.[9] The exhibition was extremely successful with over 170,000 visitors.[7]

Selected sculptors and works:

1951 exhibition 'Sculpture'

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'

42 sculptures were shown[10] from British and French contemporary sculptors.[7]

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'

42 sculptures were shown, mainly from British and American contemporary artists.[11]

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'

42 sculptures were shown between May and September[12]

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

Partial table of winners

Year Sculptor Title Details
2014 Michael Pecirno The Air Above [13]
2013 Anna Fleming Magpie Feather [14]
2012 Luke Burton This & That & These & Those [15]
2011 (13th) Lucy Tomlins Concrete Country [16][17]
2010 Dexter Dymoke Bench [18]
2008 Gareth Williams Ip Dip Dip [19]
2007 Maxine Schaffer Buckhorn Plantain [19]
2003 Andrew Broadbent F-1 [19]
2002 (7th) John Summers Reborn [19]
2001 Wilhelmina Baldwin Nor'Stand [19]
2000 Kieran Doyle Dual Nature [19]
1999 Steve Bunn Rollercoaster [19][20]
1998 Si Sapsford [21]
1997 Thomas Ostenberg [22]

Current

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
DateArtist / designer Type Designation Notes

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24th East Surrey Division War Memorial Battersea Park 1924Eric Kennington Sculptural group Grade II* [23]

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Three Standing Figures Battersea Park 1948Henry Moore Sculptural group Grade II [24]
Single Form (Memorial) Battersea Park 1961–2Barbara Hepworth Sculpture N/A [25]
Brown Dog Memorial Battersea Park 1985Nicola Hicks Sculpture N/A [26]
Sheep-seat Battersea Park 2000Mark Folds Wooden carved bench N/A [27]
F-1 Battersea Park 2003Andrew Broadbent Sculpture N/A [28]
Australian WW2 Air Crew Memorial Battersea Park erected 16/5/1995 War Memorial N/A [29][30]
Anzac Gallipoli War Memorial Battersea Park Opened 25 April 1998, Unveiled 25 April 2000 War Memorial N/A [29][31]

Nine Elms

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
DateArtist / designer Type Designation Notes
ROD Embassy Gardens 2010–14Mohamed Qasim Ashfaq Sculpture N/A [32][33]
Florian Embassy Gardens 2013Sarah Lucas Sculpture N/A A giant marrow cast in bronze, alluding to the vegetables sold at the nearby New Covent Garden Market.[32]
Modern Marriage Embassy Gardens 2014Simon Fujiwara Sculpture N/A [32]

Putney

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source
Load Riverside, outside restaurant on junction of Lower Richmond Road and The Embankment 1989 Alan Thornhill
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 Junction of Putney Bridge Road and Putney High Street 2008 Alan Thornhill
Punch and Judy Putney Wharf riverside near slipway/end of Brewhouse Street 2008 Alan Thornhill
Motherfigure Putney Wharf riverside, from Deodar Road footpath entrance 2008 Alan Thornhill
Nexus Wandsworth Park, on southernmost path (running parallel with Putney Bridge Road) 2008 Alan Thornhill
Pygmalion Wandsworth Park riverside, near entrance from Prospect Quay and Riverside Quarter 2008 Alan Thornhill
Fall Prospect Quay/Riverside Quarter 2008 Alan Thornhill
Boat Race starting stone The Embankment, Putney 19th century
Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
DateArtist / designer TypeMaterialDimensions DesignationOwner / administrator Notes
War memorial St Mary's Church, Putney

51°27′57.37″N 0°12′49.33″W
Armillary Sphere

51°27′45.24″N 0°11′57.46″W
Hartley Memorial Obelisk Putney Heath, near the A3

51°26′51.72″N 0°13′30.72″W
1776Attributed 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'[34]

Roehampton

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
DateArtist / designerArchitect / other TypeMaterial Designation Notes

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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
1882Henry DassonJ. C. Radford Grade II
Roehampton War Memorial Putney Heath

51.4504°N 0.2358°W / 51.4504; -0.2358
1952 Memorial cross Grade II Replaces an earlier memorial largely destroyed by bombing in World War II.[35]
The Watchers Alton Estate

51.4529°N 0.2453°W / 51.4529; -0.2453
1960Lynn ChadwickN/A Sculptural group Grade II

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The Bull Alton Estate

51.4521°N 0.2479°W / 51.4521; -0.2479
1961Robert ClatworthyN/A Sculpture Grade II*
Dickie and Sam outside Queen Mary's Hospital 2009Brian Alabaster MRBS SculptureBronze
in memory of Hugh Colin Smith Mount Clare Statue

Streatham

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
DateArtist / designer TypeMaterialDimensions DesignationOwner / administrator Notes
War Memorial Streatham Cemetery

51°26′0.31″N 0°10′30.95″W

Tooting

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
DateArtist / designer Type Designation Notes
St Benedict’'s Clock Tower

51°25′31.14″N 0°9′26.86″W
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 https://web.archive.org/web/20100304024621/http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Wandsworth%2FWandsworth.shtml

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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
1911Louis 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.[36] It was the first statue of the King to be erected, after his death.[37]
Bench outside Tesco Express, Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7EN

51°25′57.42″N 0°9′49.89″W
Bench N/A

Wandsworth

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
DateArtist / designer TypeMaterialDimensions DesignationOwner / administrator Notes
Huguenot memorial Mount Nod, Wandsworth

51°27′30.1″N 0°10′59.5″W
George and Dragon Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, Wandsworth

51°27′12.73″N 0°10′29.65″W
1857-9 Architectural sculpture [38]
Advertising hoarding Wandsworth roundabout

51°27′44.69″N 0°11′7.65″W
JCDecaux similar to another on Old Street Roundabout,[39]
Sail The Spit, close to mouth of the River Wandle

51°27′42.07″N 0°11′41.06″W
2003Sophie Horton sculptureEtched stainless steel with powder coating460 x 250 x 250cm [40]
Tide powered bell Bell Lane Creek, The Causeway, Wandsworth

51°27′35.4″N 0°11′36.5″W
November 1993Whitechapel Bell Foundry Installation Wandsworth Borough Council Installed by the Platform arts and environment group[41]

Wimbledon Common

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
DateArtist / designer Type Designation Notes
War Memorial Wimbledon Common

51°26′7.18″N 0°14′48.98″W
War Memorial Putney Vale Cemetery

51°26′20.05″N 0°14′45.01″W
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

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