10 things to celebrate about Swindon. No 5: Ken White – Swindon’s mural man

Sunday 1st March – update with link to blog post from Creative Wiltshire: https://creativewiltshire.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/swindons-artistic-hammerman/comment-page-1/#comment-1 A nice blog post about Ken from Creative Wiltshire that has a good picture, courtesy of Swindon Libraries, of one of Ken’s sadly now long-gone murals.  Ken, as they say, like Alfred Williams – the Hammerman poet, before

West Swindon Sculpture walk – Part 2 – How the Mighty Fall

‘How the Mighty Fall 1989 – Artist: Tim Sandys-Renton. Material: Cast Aluminium, Cast Iron. Commissioned by Thamesdown Borough Council through the Percent for Art Policy’ In the first post of this series I wrote about the statue of Diana Dors outside the cinema at Shaw Ridge. The next statue my

West Swindon sculpture walk – Part 1 – Diana Dors

Public art in Swindon: Diana Dors Right then, hands up. Who knew there was such an entity as the West Swindon sculpture walk? No? Me neither. I only discovered it when rooting about the interweb for info for this blog. In the course of my research I came across this information

Ten things to celebrate about Swindon No 4: The sculptures. B – ‘Diana Dors’

Diana Dors silhouette - sculpture diana dors

Public art in Swindon: Diana Dors Sculpture of Diana Dors Here’s a map of the entire West Swindon Sculpture trail: http://swindonian.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/The-Sculpture-Tour-West-Swindon.pdf Via this blog I’m intending to do a tour of the many sculptures that Swindon is home to.  Number 2 (B) in the series, this post features Britain’s own blonde bombshell,

Ten things to celebrate about Swindon No 4: The sculptures. A – ‘Looking to the future’

‘Looking to the Future 1985. Artist: Jon Buck. Material: Glass Fibre Resin. Project Details: This sculpture was completed by the first artist in residence during the development of West Swindon and funded by Thamesdown Borough Council, Southern Arts and Property 3.’ Swindon is home to an assortment of statues and sculptures – more than