Thursday, 20 December 2012

Public art in Swindon

The Central Library in Swindon recently posted on Flickr a collection of photographs of past and present public art in Swindon.

Unfortunately, many of Ken White’s murals  have now disappeared, but Ken is still making great art  inspired by his time in the Swindon railway factory, where he was handpainting signs.

Below are pictures of some of the sculptures dotted around town.

Bronze sculpture of a ram in Swindon Old Town
Queen's Park, Swindon

'Gorilla' by Tom Gleeson, Queens Park, Swindon.

Diana Dors (who was born in Swindon)- Shaw Ridge Leisure Park, Swindon


Anonymous said...

2nd photograph;
The sculpture is 'Turtle Storm' (1986) by Joseph Ingleby and is made of forged steel. Donated to Thamesdown Council as a gift from the Dufty family in 1995 and sited in Queens Park, Swindon, Wiltshire. The work was originally purchased for Kelmscott Manor, Oxfordshire, the country home of William Morris, in 1989. In 1995 the decision was taken to limit artefacts at the house and grounds to those created in Morris's lifetime (1834-96).

Benoit Philippe said...

Thank you so much for adding the history of the sculpture in Queen's Park.