Category Archive: Public art

Art for the Oxbridge boat race

Given the drama of today’s boat race it seemed an apt time to post a photo of this wall painting I took in Paris earlier in the week. It’s on the side of… Continue reading

Happy 30th birthday! Barbican celebrates with giant concrete cake

According to Sam Bompas (of Bompas & Parr) the commission to create a gigantic concrete birthday cake for the Barbican Centre ran approximately thus: “Will you make us a birthday cake?” “Only if… Continue reading

How cool is this Mondrian-inspired building?

I have no idea what this building is for (although my guess based on the area of St Petersburg is that it’s for apartments) but it was so cool! If Piet Mondrian designed… Continue reading

Slowalk (in support of Ai Weiwei)

This weekend Hamish Fulton presented Slowalk (In support of Ai Weiwei) at Tate Modern. It was billed as a collective action created specifically in response to the iconic architecture of the Turbine Hall and in… Continue reading

Living avenue of trees in Westminster Abbey. Can we keep them?

I ended up watching about five minutes of the royal wedding this morning – enough to see the setting and the dress. While the world is poring over pictures of said dress (Sarah… Continue reading

Putting a galling Gallic cock amongst the pigeons

This is the sculpture to sit atop the fourth plinth of Trafalgar Square in 2013. I remember commenting on it a while back but cannot for the life of me remember where I… Continue reading

Giant Jelly Babies loom over Marble Arch

Those of you who live in London may have noticed a family of giant jellybabies taking up residence next to Marble Arch lido.  As a fan of jelly babies, sculpture and bright colours… Continue reading

Adrian Gray’s impossible stone sculptures

Part of this weekend’s Country Tracks focused on the work of Dorset artist Adrian Gray who constructs impossible-looking sculptures by balancing stones on top of one another. As someone who grew up near… Continue reading

Thousands of LEDs brighten Madison Square Garden this winter

This winter visitors to Madison Square Garden can enjoy Scattered Light – a series of three public artworks by the new media artist Jim Campbell. Each piece is inspired by cities and their… Continue reading

Secret subterranean shell grotto

Watching Country Tracks this morning, I was reminded of something from my childhood – Margate Shell Grotto. Discovered in 1835 by a man and his son digging a duckpond, the grotto is 70ft… Continue reading