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

Bromley-by-Bow

Main article: Bromley-by-Bow

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Sir Corbet Woodall (14712980803).jpg
Statue of Corbet Woodall Twelvetrees Crescent

51°31′24″N 0°00′18″W / 51.5233°N 0.0051°W / 51.5233; -0.0051
1913–26 c. 1913–26 Arthur George Walker Statue Grade II [1]
Bromley-by-Bow Gasworks Memorial Garden - lamp - 2022-03-28.jpg
Gas Light and Coke Company War Memorial Lamp Twelvetrees Crescent

51°31′24″N 0°00′16″W / 51.52346°N 0.00441°W / 51.52346; -0.00441
? ? Memorial column with gas lamp Grade II [2]
Bromley-by-Bow Gasworks Memorial Garden - Rotunda - 2022-03-28.jpg
Gas Light and Coke Company War Memorial Rotunda Twelvetrees Crescent

51°31′25″N 0°00′16″W / 51.52351°N 0.00441°W / 51.52351; -0.00441
? ? War memorial Grade II [3]

Canning Town

Main article: Canning Town

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Bradley Stone (16704494390).jpg
Memorial to Bradley Stone Peacock Gym, Caxton Street North

51°30′35″N 0°00′48″E / 51.50966°N 0.01341°E / 51.50966; 0.01341
1995 Ann Downey Statue N/A Unveiled 10 January 1995.[4]
Abigail Fallis - DNA DL90, London.jpg
DNA DL90 Bow Creek

51°31′13″N 0°00′31″W / 51.52037°N 0.00860°W / 51.52037; -0.00860
2003 Abigail Fallis Sculpture N/A This 9.3 m (31 ft) tall sculpture is a double helix made up of 22 shopping trolleys. It marks the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA, and the artist considers the trolleys a symbol of modern consumer culture.[5]
Alphabetti Spaghetti Caxton Works

51°30′40″N 0°00′43″E / 51.51112°N 0.01206°E / 51.51112; 0.01206
2019 Alex Chinneck Sculpture N/A Sculpture of a pillar box tied in a knot, one of a number installed around the country.[6][7]

Forest Gate

Main article: Forest Gate

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
The Preacher (1961) by Peter Laszlo Peri.jpg
The Preacher Forest Gate Methodist Church, Woodgrange Road

51°32′53″N 0°01′31″E / 51.5480°N 0.0253°E / 51.5480; 0.0253 (The Preacher)
1961 Peter Laszlo Peri Architectural sculpture Grade II [8]

Manor Park

Main article: Manor Park, London

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Bust of Andrew Carnegie, Manor Park Library.jpg
Bust of Andrew Carnegie Rabbits Road wall of former Carnegie Library, Manor Park

51°33′11″N 0°03′13″E / 51.55301°N 0.05372°E / 51.55301; 0.05372
1904 Un­known Architectural sculpture Grade II [9]

Plaistow

Main article: Plaistow, Newham

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
War Memorial for the fallen of the West Ham Tram Company - geograph.org.uk - 1003593.jpg
West Ham Corporation Tramways War Memorial Greengate Street

51°31′39″N 0°01′38″E / 51.52749°N 0.02733°E / 51.52749; 0.02733
c. 1920 J. F. Richards War memorial Grade II [10]

Royal Docks

Main article: Royal Docks

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Dockers sculpture (16904769355).jpg

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Landed Excel Centre, Royal Victoria Dock

51°30′29″N 0°01′30″E / 51.50797°N 0.02500°E / 51.50797; 0.02500
2009 Les Johnson Sculptural group N/A
Laura Ford, Bird Boy (without a tail), Royal Victoria Dock, London.jpg
Bird Boy (without a tail) Royal Victoria Dock

51°30′27″N 0°01′03″E / 51.50761°N 0.01745°E / 51.50761; 0.01745
2011 Laura Ford Statue N/A A sculpture of a child wearing a bird costume, standing on a pontoon.[11]
Athena by Nasser Azam.jpg
Athena Outside London City Airport

51°30′16″N 0°02′23″E / 51.50458°N 0.03963°E / 51.50458; 0.03963
2012 Nasser Azam Statue N/A Unveiled 5 July 2012. This is the tallest bronze sculpture in the UK, at 12 metres high. The sculptor grew up in the borough.[12]

Stratford

Main article: Stratford, London

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Statue of Shakespeare in Coade stone at University of East London (16331989992).jpg
Statue of William Shakespeare University of East London Stratford Campus

51°32′36″N 0°00′33″E / 51.54344°N 0.00906°E / 51.54344; 0.00906
1840 ? Statue Grade II A statue in Coade stone, originally made for the Opera House (now Her Majesty's Theatre) in Haymarket. Presented to Stratford by a local councillor, J. C. Carroll, in 1925.[13]
Gurney Memorial Drinking Fountain, Stratford.jpg

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Samuel Gurney Memorial Drinking Fountain Broadway

51°32′27″N 0°00′06″E / 51.5409°N 0.0017°E / 51.5409; 0.0017
1861 John Bell Obelisk Grade II [14]
St John the Evangelist, Broadway, Stratford (geograph 3550233).jpg

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Memorial to the Stratford Martyrs St John the Evangelist Church, Broadway

51°32′29″N 0°00′09″E / 51.5415°N 0.0026°E / 51.5415; 0.0026
1878 J. T. Newman Memorial Grade II [15]
Memorial to Edith Kerrison The Grove

51°32′34″N 0°00′14″E / 51.54285°N 0.00402°E / 51.54285; 0.00402
1936 Christine Gregory Memorial N/A Kerrison was the first female councillor in West Ham.[16]
Gerard Manley Hopkins, London (9437625180).jpg
Memorial to Gerard Manley Hopkins Outside Stratford Library, The Grove

51°32′34″N 0°00′14″E / 51.54265°N 0.00391°E / 51.54265; 0.00391
1994 ? Commemorative stone N/A Unveiled 28 July 1994, the 150th anniversary of the poet's birth, by Seamus Heaney. Hopkins's birthplace was at 87 The Grove; the house was bombed in World War II.[17]
Steel Fountain - geograph.org.uk - 842445.jpg
Railway Tree Stratford High Street

51°32′21.93″N 0°0′1.33″W / 51.5394250°N 0.0003694°W / 51.5394250; -0.0003694
1996 Malcolm Robertson Sculpture N/A [18]
ArcelorMittal Orbit, Olympic Park, Stratford, London29July2012.jpg

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ArcelorMittal Orbit Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

51°32′18″N 0°00′47″W / 51.53827°N 0.01298°W / 51.53827; -0.01298
2012 Anish Kapoor (with Cecil Balmond) Sculpture N/A
Clare Woods
Carpenters Curve Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

51°32′17″N 0°00′33″W / 51.53799°N 0.00930°W / 51.53799; -0.00930
2012 Clare Woods Mural N/A [19]
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Stratford Shoal Stratford Centre

51°32′30″N 0°00′06″W / 51.54163°N 0.00167°W / 51.54163; -0.00167
2012 Studio Egret West Sculpture N/A [20]
Untitled Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 2012 D. J. Simpson Mural N/A [19]
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Statue of Joan Littlewood Gerry Raffles Square, outside the Theatre Royal Stratford East

51°32′34″N 0°00′03″E / 51.54273°N 0.00089°E / 51.54273; 0.00089
2015 Philip Jackson Statue N/A Unveiled 4 October 2015.[21]

Three Mills

Main article: Three Mills

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Untitled (Juniper) House Mill, Three Mills

51°31′39″N 0°00′27″W / 51.52737°N 0.00750°W / 51.52737; -0.00750
2014 Virginia Overton Sculpture N/A A weather vane in steel and gold leaf featuring a juniper tree, referencing both the artist's origins and a former gin distillery at Three Mills.[22]
Tracey Emin - A Moment Without You - 2022-03-28.jpg
A Moment Without You Three Mills

51°31′36″N 0°00′27″W / 51.52659°N 0.00751°W / 51.52659; -0.00751
2017 Tracey Emin Sculpture N/A Five bronze sculptures of birds mounted on tall poles.[23]
Reaching Out sculpture, Three Mills Green - 2022-04-03.jpg
Reaching Out Three Mills Green

51°31′46″N 0°00′24″W / 51.52942°N 0.00665°W / 51.52942; -0.00665
2020 Thomas J. Price Statue N/A The third sculpture of a black woman in the UK, and the first by a black artist, this is not based on a single person but is a fictional composite of various references. The statue is 9 feet (2.7 m) tall and weighs 420 kilograms.[24][25]

Upton Park

Main article: Upton Park, London

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Champions statue.jpg

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World Cup Sculpture ("The Champions")

Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters and Ray Wilson

Barking Road and Central Park Road

51°31′48″N 0°02′17″E / 51.53012°N 0.03796°E / 51.53012; 0.03796
2003 Philip Jackson Sculptural group N/A

References

  1. ^ Historic England. "Statue of Sir Corbet Woodhall [sic] (1392548)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Gas Light and Coke Company War Memorial Lamp (1392547)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 May 2022.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Gas Light and Coke Company War Memorial Rotunda (1477362)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Monument to Bradley Stone". National Recording Project. Public Monuments & Sculpture Association. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Abigail Fallis". The Line. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  6. ^ "Marvel At This Tangled Postbox Which Has Appeared In East London". Londonist. 9 October 2019. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  7. ^ "Alex Chinneck ties post boxes in knots across the UK for his latest public artwork". StreetArtNews. 19 October 2019. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  8. ^ Historic England. "'The Preacher', Forest Gate Methodist Church (1430832)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  9. ^ "Andrew Carnegie". VADS. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  10. ^ Historic England. "Tramway Workers War Memorial (1388315)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Laura Ford". The Line. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  12. ^ Humphries, Will (5 July 2012). "Tallest bronze sculpture in UK unveiled". The Telegraph. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  13. ^ Matthews 2018, pp. 251–252.
  14. ^ Historic England. "Gurney Memorial Drinking Fountain (1358001)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  15. ^ Historic England. "Martyrs' Memorial (1190750)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  16. ^ Matthews 2018, p. 250.
  17. ^ "Monument: Gerard Manley Hopkins – E15". London Remembers. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  18. ^ "Railway Tree". PMSA. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  19. ^ a b Olympic Park – Clare Woods & DJ Simpson Commissions. Contemporary Art Society. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  20. ^ Frearson, Amy (12 June 2012). "The Stratford Shoal by Studio Egret West". Dezeen. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  21. ^ Hemley, Matthew (6 October 2015). "Joan Littlewood sculpture unveiled outside Theatre Royal Stratford East". The Stage. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  22. ^ "Virginia Overton". The Line. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  23. ^ "Tracey Emin". The Line. Retrieved 11 April 2022.
  24. ^ "Thomas J Price". The Line. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  25. ^ Brown, Mark (5 August 2020). "Sculptor's black 'everywoman' erected on public art walk in London". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 August 2020.

Bibliography

  • Matthews, Peter (2018). London's Statues and Monuments. Oxford: Shire Publications.