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Three Standing Figures 1947 by Henry Moore in Battersea Park
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This is a list of public art in the London Borough of Wandsworth.

Battersea

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Architect / other Type Designation Notes
In Town Battersea Bridge Road 1983 John Ravera N/A Sculptural group N/A [1]
Battersea Bridge, Two swans sculpture.jpg
Two Swans Battersea Bridge Road 1984 Catherine Marr-Johnson N/A Sculptures N/A [2]
Memorial to the Clapham Rail Disaster (geograph 4886012) (cropped).jpg

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Memorial to the Clapham Junction rail crash Spencer Park 1989 Richard Healy N/A Sculpture N/A [3]
Sterling Great Eastern Wharf 1990 Neil Lawson-Baker N/A Sculpture N/A [4]
Water Sculpture Chelsea Bridge Wharf 2003 Caroline Lambard N/A Sculpture N/A [5]
Garden Tools and Sink St John's Hill Estate, Clapham Junction 2015–2016 Rodney Harris Hawkins Brown Reliefs N/A [6]
Pinafores and Uniform St John's Hill Estate, Clapham Junction 2015–2016 Valda Jackson Hawkins Brown Reliefs N/A [6]
Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset by Alexandre da Cunha.jpg
Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset Battersea Power Station tube station 2021 Alexandre da Cunha Grimshaw Architects Kinetic sculpture N/A [7]

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.[8] More recently the park presents an annual student sculpture prize with the winning sculpture going on show in for a year.[9] 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.[10] The exhibition was extremely successful with over 170,000 visitors.[8]

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[11] from British and French contemporary sculptors.[8]

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.[12]

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[13]

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 [14]
2013 Anna Fleming Magpie Feather [15]
2012 Luke Burton This & That & These & Those [16]
2011 (13th) Lucy Tomlins Concrete Country [17][18]
2010 Dexter Dymoke Bench [19]
2008 Gareth Williams Ip Dip Dip [20]
2007 Maxine Schaffer Buckhorn Plantain [20]
2003 Andrew Broadbent F-1 [20]
2002 (7th) John Summers Reborn [20]
2001 Wilhelmina Baldwin Nor'Stand [20]
2000 Kieran Doyle Dual Nature [20]
1999 Steve Bunn Rollercoaster [20][21]
1998 Si Sapsford [22]
1997 Thomas Ostenberg [23]

Current

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
War Memorial, Battersea Park 02.JPG

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24th East Surrey Division War Memorial Battersea Park 1924 Eric Kennington Sculptural group Grade II* [24]
Henry Moore-Three standing figures-Battersea Park-2.jpg

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Three Standing Figures Battersea Park 1948 Henry Moore Sculptural group Grade II [25]
Battersea Park, Single Form by Barbara Hepworth.jpg
Single Form (Memorial) Battersea Park 1961–1962 Barbara Hepworth Sculpture N/A [26]
Brown Dog - Battersea Park - 2008-04-09.jpg

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Brown Dog Memorial Battersea Park 1985 Nicola Hicks Sculpture N/A [27]
Australian WW2 Air Crew Memorial, Battersea Park - London..jpg
Australian World War II Air Crew Memorial Battersea Park 1995 War memorial N/A Erected 15 May 1995.[28][29]
Anzac Gallipoli War Memorial, Battersea Park - London..jpg
ANZAC Gallipoli War Memorial Battersea Park 1998 War memorial N/A Opened 25 April 1998; unveiled 25 April 2000.[28][30]
Sheep-seat Battersea Park 2000 Mark Folds Wooden carved bench N/A [31]
F-1 Battersea Park 2003 Andrew Broadbent Sculpture N/A [32]

Nine Elms

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
ROD Embassy Gardens 2010–14 Mohamed Qasim Ashfaq Sculpture N/A [33][34]
Florian by Sarah Lucas, sculpture in Nine Elms.jpg
Florian Embassy Gardens 2013 Sarah Lucas Sculpture N/A A giant marrow cast in bronze, alluding to the vegetables sold at the nearby New Covent Garden Market.[33]
Modern Marriage by Simon Fujiwara.jpg
Modern Marriage Embassy Gardens 2014 Simon Fujiwara Sculpture N/A [33]

Putney

Main articles: Putney Sculpture Trail and University Boat Race Stones

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source
Load.JPG
Load Riverside, outside restaurant on junction of Lower Richmond Road and The Embankment 1989 Alan Thornhill
Exodus Sculpture.JPG
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 Sculpture.JPG
The Turning Point Junction of Putney Bridge Road and Putney High Street 2008 Alan Thornhill
Punch and Judy.JPG
Punch and Judy Putney Wharf riverside near slipway/end of Brewhouse Street 2008 Alan Thornhill
Motherfigure.JPG
Motherfigure Putney Wharf riverside, from Deodar Road footpath entrance 2008 Alan Thornhill
Nexus Sculpture.JPG
Nexus Wandsworth Park, on southernmost path (running parallel with Putney Bridge Road) 2008 Alan Thornhill
Pygmalion.JPG
Pygmalion Wandsworth Park riverside, near entrance from Prospect Quay and Riverside Quarter 2008 Alan Thornhill
Fall.JPG
Fall Prospect Quay/Riverside Quarter 2008 Alan Thornhill
Boat Race Start stone.jpg
Boat Race starting stone The Embankment, Putney 19th century
Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
War Memorial - geograph.org.uk - 1147065.jpg
War memorial St Mary's Church, Putney

51°27′57.37″N 0°12′49.33″W / 51.4659361°N 0.2137028°W / 51.4659361; -0.2137028
Ghillies Bar besides the river - geograph.org.uk - 1568693.jpg
Armillary Sphere

51°27′45.24″N 0°11′57.46″W / 51.4625667°N 0.1992944°W / 51.4625667; -0.1992944
Hartley Memorial Obelisk Geograph-3413238-by-David-Anstiss.jpg
Hartley Memorial Obelisk Putney Heath, near the A3

51°26′51.72″N 0°13′30.72″W / 51.4477000°N 0.2252000°W / 51.4477000; -0.2252000
1776 Attributed 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'[35]

Roehampton

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Architect / other Type Material Designation Notes
Drinking Fountain, Roehampton, April 2014 05.jpg

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Pavilion for drinking fountain and horse trough Junction of Roehampton Lane (A306) and Medfield Street

51°26′56.64″N 0°14′23.92″W / 51.4490667°N 0.2399778°W / 51.4490667; -0.2399778
1882 Henry Dasson J. C. Radford Drinking foutain Grey and red granite Grade II
Mother and Child Whitelands College, University of Roehampton 1951 Willi Soukop N/A Sculpture Concrete and terracotta N/A [36]
Roehampton War Memorial (geograph 2435938).jpg
Roehampton War Memorial Putney Heath

51°27′01″N 0°14′09″W / 51.4504°N 0.2358°W / 51.4504; -0.2358
1952 Memorial cross Stone Grade II Replaces an earlier memorial largely destroyed by bombing in World War II.[37]
The Watchers Alton Estate

51°27′10″N 0°14′43″W / 51.4529°N 0.2453°W / 51.4529; -0.2453
1960 Lynn Chadwick N/A Sculptural group Bronze Grade II
Bull (Robert Clatworthy sculpture) 03.JPG

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The Bull Alton Estate

51°27′08″N 0°14′52″W / 51.4521°N 0.2479°W / 51.4521; -0.2479
1961 Robert Clatworthy N/A Sculpture Bronze Grade II*
Mother and Child Southlands College, University of Roehampton 1972–1973 Ernst Eisenmayer N/A Sculpture Metal N/A [38]
Spirits of the Wood Whitelands College, University of Roehampton Early 21st century Janet MacLeod N/A Sculpture Bronze resin N/A [39]
Bronze sculpture by Brian Alabaster ARBS outside Queen Mary
Dickie and Sam outside Queen Mary's Hospital 2009 Brian Alabaster MRBS N/A Sculpture Bronze N/A
Mount Clare, Roehampton 05.JPG
In memory of Hugh Colin Smith Mount Clare Statue

Streatham

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
War Memorial - geograph.org.uk - 1564792.jpg
War Memorial Streatham Cemetery

51°26′0.31″N 0°10′30.95″W / 51.4334194°N 0.1752639°W / 51.4334194; -0.1752639

Tooting

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Clock tower, SW17 - geograph.org.uk - 1602858.jpg
St Benedict’'s Clock Tower

51°25′31.14″N 0°9′26.86″W / 51.4253167°N 0.1574611°W / 51.4253167; -0.1574611
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 / 51.4277694°N 0.1679750°W / 51.4277694; -0.1679750
1911 Louis 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.[40] It was the first statue of the King to be erected, after his death.[41]
Tooting Bec4 - London 2012.jpg
Bench outside Tesco Express, Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7EN

51°25′57.42″N 0°9′49.89″W / 51.4326167°N 0.1638583°W / 51.4326167; -0.1638583
Bench N/A

Wandsworth

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Huguenot memorial at Mount Nod in Wandsworth - geograph.org.uk - 1596411.jpg
Huguenot memorial Mount Nod, Wandsworth

51°27′30.1″N 0°10′59.5″W / 51.458361°N 0.183194°W / 51.458361; -0.183194
George and Dragon Geograph-1789861-by-tristan-forward.jpg
George and Dragon Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, Wandsworth

51°27′12.73″N 0°10′29.65″W / 51.4535361°N 0.1749028°W / 51.4535361; -0.1749028
1857-9 Architectural sculpture [42]
Sign in the middle of the roundabout at the end of Swandon Way - geograph.org.uk - 1575603.jpg
Advertising hoarding Wandsworth roundabout

51°27′44.69″N 0°11′7.65″W / 51.4624139°N 0.1854583°W / 51.4624139; -0.1854583
JCDecaux similar to another on Old Street Roundabout,[43]
Sail Sophie Hooton Geograph-1808730-by-Derek-Harper.jpg
Sail The Spit, close to mouth of the River Wandle

51°27′42.07″N 0°11′41.06″W / 51.4616861°N 0.1947389°W / 51.4616861; -0.1947389
2003 Sophie Horton sculpture Etched stainless steel with powder coating 460 x 250 x 250cm [44]
Tidal bell in Wandsworth, at Bell Lane Creek.jpg
Tide powered bell Bell Lane Creek, The Causeway, Wandsworth

51°27′35.4″N 0°11′36.5″W / 51.459833°N 0.193472°W / 51.459833; -0.193472
November 1993 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Installation Wandsworth Borough Council Installed by the Platform arts and environment group[45]

Wimbledon Common

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
War Memorial, Wimbledon Common. - geograph.org.uk - 20692.jpg
War Memorial Wimbledon Common

51°26′7.18″N 0°14′48.98″W / 51.4353278°N 0.2469389°W / 51.4353278; -0.2469389
War Memorial, Putney Vale Cemetery - geograph.org.uk - 1315008.jpg
War Memorial Putney Vale Cemetery

51°26′20.05″N 0°14′45.01″W / 51.4389028°N 0.2458361°W / 51.4389028; -0.2458361
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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