Cornerstone - sculpture.jpg
DesignerAustin Emery and 100 volunteer members of the public
MediumPortland cement, Bath stone, and various stones, bricks, and bones
LocationLondon SE1, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°30′01.5″N 0°04′52.9″W / 51.500417°N 0.081361°W / 51.500417; -0.081361Coordinates: 51°30′01.5″N 0°04′52.9″W / 51.500417°N 0.081361°W / 51.500417; -0.081361

Cornerstone is a sculpture in Tanner Park, Southwark, London.

Construction and history

Cornerstone plaque.
Cornerstone plaque.


Work started to gain interested from the public around Tanner Park through flyers for stone workshops and to generate interest in a potential future sculpture on the estate Whites Grounds Estate.[1]


Cornerstone was led by the stonemason artist Austin Emery[2] in directing 100 public participants in stonecrafting workshops to create individual stoneblocks that would be assembled into a larger sculpture.

Bone used in the creation of the sculpture was gathered from the River Thames.

Funding was raised on Spacehive for £86,081 (2019) [3] along with funding coming from other partners like the Mayor of London that provide £50,000 (2019) [4] and Southwark Council £7,500 (2019)[5]



  1. ^ Toronto Star. " – Digital Newspaper & Magazine Subscriptions". Archived from the original on 5 October 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Cornerstone". Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  3. ^ "The Cornerstone – A Community Landmark". Spacehive. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  4. ^ team, London SE1 website. "£50k boost for Cornerstone Bermondsey sculpture project [9 July 2019]". London SE1. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Southwark Council pledges £7,500 to The Cornerstone sculpture project". Southwark Council. Retrieved 5 October 2021.