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

Dalston

Main article: Dalston

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Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Hackney Peace Carnival Mural 13 Dalston Lane 1985 Mick Jones and Ann Walker after Ray Walker Mural N/A [1]

Hackney Central

Main article: Hackney Central

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Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Esther Nelson Memorial Drinking Fountain St Thomas's Square

51°32′31″N 0°03′18″W / 51.5420°N 0.0551°W / 51.5420; -0.0551 (Esther Nelson Memorial Drinking Fountain)
1912 ? Drinking fountain Grade II Unveiled 31 October 1912.[2]
Custard Apple (Annonaceae), Breadfruit (Moraceae) and Soursop (Annonaceae)
Memorial to the Windrush generation
Narrow Way, near St Augustine's Tower 2021 Veronica Ryan Sculptures N/A Unveiled 1 October 2021. The three sculptures represent Caribbean fruits and vegetables, in reference to the nearby Ridley Market.[3][4]

Hackney Downs

Main article: Hackney Downs

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Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Mosaics Hackney Downs Pavilion 2014 Hackney Mosaic Project Mosaics N/A [5][6]

Hackney Wick

Main article: Hackney Wick

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Boulder Mabley Green

51°32′56″N 0°01′57″W / 51.5490°N 0.0326°W / 51.5490; -0.0326
2008 John Frankland Sculpture N/A [7][8]

Haggerston

Main article: Haggerston

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The Elliptical Switchback Haggerston railway station 2010 Tod Hanson Ceramic mural N/A Commemorates the astronomer Edmond Halley, who was born in Haggerston.[9] The first permanent artwork commissioned by the London Overground.[10]

Hoxton

Main article: Hoxton

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North London Railway War Memorial Hoxton railway station

51°31′53″N 0°04′33″W / 51.5315°N 0.0758°W / 51.5315; -0.0758 (North London Railway War Memorial)
1921 Reginald Wynn Owen Cenotaph Grade II Unveiled 10 February 1921 at Broad Street railway station; reinstalled in the car park of Richmond station in 1989, and on this site in 2011.[11]
Juggling Figure Hoxton Market 1994 Simon Stringer Statue N/A [12]
Holding Hands Hoxton Square 2020 Stik Sculpture N/A [13]

Lea Bridge

Main article: Lea Bridge

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Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Friendship Tree Millfields 2008 Joel Parkes and pupils of Southwold Primary School Sculpture N/A [14]

Shoreditch

Main article: Shoreditch

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Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Drinking fountain Great Eastern Street, at the junction of Paul Street and Tabernacle Street

51°31′33″N 0°05′02″W / 51.5259°N 0.0839°W / 51.5259; -0.0839 (Drinking fountain)
1880 A. Nicholson Columnar drinking fountain Grade II [15]
Statue of Robert Geffrye Museum of the Home, Kingsland Road

51°31′54″N 0°04′35″W / 51.5318°N 0.0764°W / 51.5318; -0.0764 (Statue of Robert Geffrye)
1913 (after an original of 1723) After John Nost Statue in niche Grade I [16][17]

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Hackney War Memorial Churchyard of St John-at-Hackney

51°32′59″N 0°03′13″W / 51.5497°N 0.0536°W / 51.5497; -0.0536 (Hackney War Memorial)
1921 Joseph Hermon Cawthra Pillar/obelisk with sculpture Grade II [18][19]
Hitchcock's Reel Shoreditch Park (formerly Leonard Street / St Paul Street) 1996 John Edwards Sculpture N/A [20]
Master of Suspense
Alfred Hitchcock
Gainsborough Studios, Poole Street

51°32′09″N 0°05′19″W / 51.5359°N 0.0887°W / 51.5359; -0.0887
2001 Anthony Donaldson Sculpture N/A [21]
Boulder Shoreditch Park

51°32′04″N 0°05′12″W / 51.5345°N 0.0867°W / 51.5345; -0.0867
2008 John Frankland Sculpture N/A [7][8]
Queensbridge Sculpture Queensbridge Road/Regent's Canal

51°32′10″N 0°04′12″W / 51.5360°N 0.0701°W / 51.5360; -0.0701
Joel Parkes Sculpture N/A [22]

South Hackney

Main article: South Hackney

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War memorial Churchyard of St John of Jerusalem's Church, Lauriston Road

51°32′25″N 0°02′47″W / 51.5402°N 0.0465°W / 51.5402; -0.0465 (War memorial at St John of Jerusalem's Church)
1921 ? Memorial cross Grade II Unveiled 22 October 1921.[23]

Stoke Newington

Main article: Stoke Newington

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Statue of Isaac Watts Abney Park Cemetery

51°33′49″N 0°04′39″W / 51.5637°N 0.0774°W / 51.5637; -0.0774 (Statue of Isaac Watts)
1845 Edward Hodges Baily Statue Grade II [24]
War memorial Churchyard of St Mary's New Church

51°33′39″N 0°05′05″W / 51.5609°N 0.0848°W / 51.5609; -0.0848 (War memorial at St Mary's New Church)
1920 Charles Marriott Oldrid Scott Memorial cross Grade II Unveiled 11 October 1920.[25]
Bust of Edgar Allan Poe Stoke Newington Church Street 2011 Ralph Perrott Bust N/A [26]
Tree sculpture Clissold Park

51°33′32″N 0°05′23″W / 51.55899°N 0.08968°W / 51.55899; -0.08968
N/A

See also

References

  1. ^ Hackney Peace Carnival Mural. London Mural Preservation Society. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Drinking Fountain (1235875)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  3. ^ Rea, Naomi (1 October 2021). "London Unveils Its First Public Monument Celebrating the Windrush Generation of Caribbean Migrants to the U.K." Artnet. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  4. ^ Custard Apple (Annonaceae), Breadfruit (Moraceae), and Soursop (Annonaceae). Art UK. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  5. ^ Jessel, Elia (14 November 2014). "Volunteers chip in to create brand new mosaic in Hackney Downs Pavilion". Hackney Citizen. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  6. ^ Hackney Downs. Hackney Mosaic Project. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Aug 2008: Chris Dorley-Brown / John Frankland - Boulder". PEER UK. 14 August 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  8. ^ a b Jury, Louise (19 August 2008). "To boulderly go... in the name of art". Evening Standard. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  9. ^ "Elliptical Switchback 2010". Tod Hanson. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  10. ^ "New public art at Hampstead Heath station". Times Series. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  11. ^ Historic England. "North London Railwaymen War Memorial (1445194)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  12. ^ "Juggling figure". London Remembers. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  13. ^ Bartholomew, Emma (24 September 2020). "Stik's Hoxton Square sculpture 'Holding Hands' unveiled". Hackney Gazette. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  14. ^ "Public art". The view from the bridge: Lea Bridge heritage. Archived from the original on 5 January 2020. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  15. ^ Historic England. "Drinking Fountain (1226614)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  16. ^ Kershman 2013, p. 374.
  17. ^ Hoxton museum's slave trader statue under specific review. Hackney Gazette. 15 June 2020. Archived from the original on 16 June 2020. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  18. ^ "War Memorials Register: Men of Hackney". Imperial War Museum. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  19. ^ Historic England. "War Memorial, St John at Hackney Churchyard Gardens (1391701)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  20. ^ Bridget Cherry, Nikolaus Pevsner (1998). London: North, Buildings of England, Pevsner Architectural Guides, The Buildings of England, Ireland, and Scotland Series. Yale University Press. p. 525. ISBN 9780300096538.
  21. ^ Master of Suspense (Alfred Hitchcock). Art UK. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  22. ^ Public Art and Regeneration. Free Form. Archived from the original on 10 December 2008. Retrieved 5 March 2010.
  23. ^ Historic England. "War memorial at St John of Jerusalem Church (1431918)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 June 2021.
  24. ^ Historic England. "Monument to Isaac Watts in Abney Park Cemetery (1235434)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  25. ^ Historic England. "War memorial at the Church of St Mary (1431826)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  26. ^ Kershman 2013, p. 350

Bibliography

  • Kershman, Andrew (2013). London's Monuments. London: Metro Publications.