List of public art in Greenwich

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This is a list of public art in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Deptford

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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
Memorial to Margaret McMillan Rachel McMillan Nursery School, McMillan Street

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1932 Sir Herbert Baker (architect) Grade II [1]
120x120px Peter the Great Glaisher Street 2001 Mihail Chemiakin Statue

Greenwich

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George II Old Royal Naval College

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1735 Rysbrack, John MichaelJohn Michael Rysbrack Statue Grade II [2]
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The Immortality of Nelson Nelson Pediment, Old Royal Naval College 1809–12 West, BenjaminBenjamin West and Joseph Panzetta Architectural relief sculpture Coade stone Grade I [3][4]
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William IV King William Walk

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1845 Nixon, SamuelSamuel Nixon Statue Foggin Tor Devon granite Grade II Erected 18–19 December 1844 on King William Street in the City of London; taken down in 1935 and re-erected here, on a smaller pedestal, the following year. The principal work of this sculptor, who received insufficient recompense from the work's commissioners and came close to financial ruin.[5]
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Memorial to Joseph René Bellot Cutty Sark Gardens

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1855 Hardwick, PhilipPhilip Hardwick Obelisk Grade II [2]
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Memorial to the New Zealand Campaign (1863–4) King William Walk

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Obelisk Grade II [6]
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General James Wolfe Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich Park

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1927 McKenzie, Robert TaitRobert Tait McKenzie Statue Grade II
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Sir Walter Raleigh Old Royal Naval College

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1959 McMillan, WilliamWilliam McMillan Statue Grade II Unveiled 28 October 1959 in Whitehall by the US Ambassador John Hay Whitney.[7] Moved to this site in 2001[8] as it was out of scale with other statues which had since been erected nearby.[9] The statue is close to the Discover Greenwich entrance within the grounds of the ORNC.
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Large Standing Figure: Knife Edge Greenwich Park 1961–76 Moore, HenryHenry Moore Sculpture N/A [10]
120x120px Dolphin Sundial Titanic Memorial Garden, Royal Observatory 1977–8 Daniel, ChristopherChristopher Daniel and Edwin Russell Sundial with sculpture N/A
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Captain James Cook National Maritime Museum

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1994 Weller, ArthurArthur Weller Statue N/A [11]
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Prime Meridian marker Royal Observatory 1999 Garzia, ChristinaChristina Garzia Sculpture N/A
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The Throne of Earthly Kings Devonport House 2004 Hameury, FrançoisFrançois Hameury Sculpture N/A [12]
120x120px Statue of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson Trafalgar Tavern 2009 Povey, LesleyLesley Povey Statue Bronze N/A [13]
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Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle National Maritime Museum 2010 Shonibare, YinkaYinka Shonibare Sculpture N/A
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Yuri Gagarin Royal Observatory 2011 Novikov, AnatolyAnatoly Novikov Statue Zinc alloy N/A [14]

North Greenwich

Image Title / subject Location and
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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
Antony Gormley Quantum Cloud 2000.jpg Quantum Cloud Greenwich Peninsula

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2000 Antony Gormley Sculpture
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2000 Richard Wilson Sculpture
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Woolwich

Image Title / subject Location and
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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
120x120px Statue of a Barbarian or Deus Lunus Royal Arsenal Brass Foundry, No 1 Street

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late-Roman period (1st–3rd century AD) ? Roman statue Turkish marble ? Dug up by British troops in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1801 and shipped to Woolwich
120x120px Crucifix St Mary's Gardens, Greenlaw Street

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18th–19th century? ? crucifix wood ? Originally part of the church interior; moved here in 1966
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Statue of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington Royal Arsenal, Wellington Park

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1848 Milnes, ThomasThomas Milnes statue on pedestal marble, Portland stone (plinth) Grade II Originally at the Tower of London, moved to the Arsenal in 1863
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Lioness resting paw on urn St Mary's Gardens, Woolwich Church Street

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1851 ? statue stone ? Tom Cribb's tomb
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Crimean War Memorial Royal Artillery Barracks, south end of parade ground

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1861 Bell, JohnJohn Bell statue with pedestal surrounded by 12 cannon-bollards bronze and stone 3 m (without pediment) ? The figure of a woman distributing laurel wreaths, Honour, was cast from a Russian cannon captured at Sebastopol
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Major Little Memorial Woolwich Common, Academy Rd / Ha-ha Rd

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1861? ? obelisk stone ?
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Second Boer War Memorial Grand Depot Road, opposite Royal Artillery Barracks

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1902? ? obelisk granite ? Memorial to the men of the 61st Battery Royal Field Artillery who died in the

Second Boer War (1899–1902)

120x120px Statue of Alexander McLeod Former Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society building, 125–161 Powis Street 1903 Drury, AlfredAlfred Drury Statue in niche Coade stone or terracotta? Grade II [16]
120x120px World War I memorial Royal Arsenal, Grand Store, Cadogan Road

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1919? ? relief stone ?
120x120px Maritime history of Woolwich Woolwich Dockyard, Thames Path at Mast Pond Wharf

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1984–86 Community project mosaic floor piece ceramic
The mosaics are the result of a community project led by the National Elfrida Rathbone Society through an arts workshop based at the Clock House Community Centre
120x120px Workers of Woolwich Woolwich Arsenal station, platform 1

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1993 Williams, MartinMartin Williams relief terracotta
The work was commissioned by the British Rail’s Community Unit with the University of Greenwich and Greenwich Council, and is a tribute to the tens of thousands of workers at the Royal Arsenal
120x120px The Woolwich Ship Plumstead Road, opposite the Royal Arsenal

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1999 Grimsey, TomTom Grimsey sculpture steel N/A The sculpture celebrates the naval history of Woolwich; commissioned by Woolwich Development Agency & Greenwich Council
120x120px History of Woolwich Dockyard Woolwich Church Street, Kingsman Parade pedestrian tunnel

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2000 Lobb, StephenStephen Lobb, Greenwich Mural Workshop & pupils of Cardwell Primary School mosaic mural ceramic N/A The mosaics are the result of a project by the Greenwich Mural Workshop, with Stephen Lobb as the senior artist, working with Cardwell Primary School
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Assembly Royal Arsenal, James Clavell Square

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2001 Burke, PeterPeter Burke group of 16 statues cast iron 188cm N/A
120x120px Memorial to Dial Square, Royal Arsenal and Woolwich Arsenal Football Clubs Royal Arsenal, outside the Dial Arch pub

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c. 2005 ? sculpture bronze, stone N/A
120x120px Street Life Woolwich Arsenal station, Green's End / Beresford Square

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2008 Craig-Martin, MichaelMichael Craig-Martin ceramic art, mural ceramic extends over two storeys N/A More than 2500 individually screen-printed tiles by Manor Architectural Ceramics in Warwick
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Statue of Nike, goddess of victory Royal Arsenal, No 1 Street, Main Guardhouse

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9 Sept 2012 Kougioumtzis, Pavlos AngelosPavlos Angelos Kougioumtzis statue bronze N/A A gift of the people of Olympia to commemorate the 30th Olympiad in London in 2012

References

  1. "Memorial to Margaret McMillan at Rachel McMillan Nursery School, Greenwich". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 9 November 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ben Weinreb, ed. (2008). The London Encyclopaedia (Third ed.). pp. 866–876. ISBN 978-1-4050-4924-5.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Nelson Pediment", Discover Nelson in Greenwich, retrieved 10 April 2015<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Historic England. "Royal Naval College South West Building King William's Quarter (1211426)". National Heritage List for England.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  6. "Monument to Officers and Men Who Fell in New Zealand Campaign 1863–64 (At North East Part of College, Greenwich". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 9 November 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Blackwood 1989, p. 306
  8. "Sir Walter's legacy". BBC. Retrieved 12 January 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Sir Walter Raleigh's Statue". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). House of Lords. 12 April 1999.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  13. Matthews 2012, p. 199
  14. "Yuri Gagarin statue at the Royal Observatory". Royal Museums Greenwich. Retrieved 23 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. http://www.richardwilsonsculptor.com/projects/slice%20of%20reality.html
  16. "Alexander McLeod", National Recording Project, Public Monuments & Sculpture Association, retrieved 28 December 2015<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Bibliography

  • Blackwood, John (1989), London’s Immortals: The Complete Outdoor Commemorative Statues, London and Oxford: Savoy Press, ISBN 978-0951429600<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Matthews, Peter (2012), London’s Statues and Monuments, Botley: Shire Publications<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

Media related to Sculptures in the Royal Borough of Greenwich at Wikimedia Commons