Unique sculpture trail for Putney
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Putney is already home to one of his sculptures ‘Load’ which has stood on Putney Embankment outside what is now Thai Square for 19 years without ever falling victim to vandalism. Alan Thornhill’s sculptures are by their very nature robust and designed for display in public places.
“We are still working up the details and are looking at suitable locations close to the riverside including Leaders Gardens, Putney High Street, Putney Wharf ,Wandsworth Park and Prospect Quay. This will be a themed display of public art which will take its place as a prominent feature of Putney’s rich artistic heritage.”
The proposals have been developed by the Putney Town Centre Partnership in cooperation with the council. The Partnership Board has received £25,000 funding from the Western Riverside Environmental Fund to complete the scheme.
The balance of the costs of erecting the eight sculptures will come from the council’s town centre improvements programme. Installation is due to take place from February next year following receipt of tenders from specialist contractors and planning approvals.
September 18, 2006