Alexander House Minis public art – A Mini Adventure in Public Art
Note – this piece of public art no longer exists: January 2021
A Mini Adventure in Public Art
Swindon is blessed with loads of public art which is, in my opinion, really rather terrific. I’ve written about a lot of it on here, in particular the West Swindon sculpture trail. And, I have to say, I love this. It’s quirky and fun and clever. It’s a brilliant homage to a car partly made in the town and the roundabouts for which Swindon is both famous infamous. The Magic Roundabout in particular.
The Swindon Advertiser at the time: https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/9739199.office-site-transformed-by-art-work/:
‘A team of abseilers from specialist aerial engineering company SkyTek (UK) Limited, has turned the back of Alexander House, in Fleming Way, into a gigantic, road-themed artwork.
The project came about after an article in the Link Magazine dubbed Alexander House as an eyesore for the town. Something that upset manager Rachel Hampson.
The winning entries inspired designer Mike Pringle, 50, of Old Town, to create the six-storey artwork using some of Swindon’s icons as a theme. With roadsigns representing the Magic Roundabout and two fibre-glass MINIs loaned by MINI Plant Swindon. One of which once adorned the side of the factory in Bridge End Road.’
Here’s a couple of pictures I took with my phone.
Monday 17th February 2014
And now, courtesy of Mike Pringle of Green Rook – are a couple of much better photographs. Thanks Mike for letting me share this photographs of this fun and funky piece of public art on here: