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Wandsworth’s public art

Alan Thornhill's work being explained at the launch of the Putney Sculpture Trail last September

Alan Thornhill's work being explained at the launch of the Putney Sculpture Trail last September

One of the interesting things about blogging is the little things it throws up.

My post about the Battersea Park Act of Remembrance prompted an email about the state of the statue which, in turn, prompted discussion about the way the council ‘advertises’ the public art.

While we have various various publications about heritage trails around the borough and even a specific sculpture trail in Putney there isn’t a single listing of all the public art available. Until now(ish).

Creating a list was on the council’s to-do list, and this brought the creation of a web version up to the top of the list.

You can now see a listing of Wandsworth’s art on the council’s website. It’s a work in progress, most notably the Putney Sculpture Trail needs adding in and some of the descriptions are incomplete (a software hiccough I’m told). I’ve raised the ones I’ve spotted with the council, so they will hopefully be fixed soon.

There are some real gems in there, my favourite being ‘Ten Stone Carved Plaques on Nine Houses‘ – a set of faces on houses in Battersea Church Road, about which the council knows nothing! Can you add any information?

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