Examples of public art

Welcome to the catalogue of Public Art in the Bath and North East Somerset area. The following pages cover every art form from sculpture to mosaic, painting to photography, church art to murals made after 1945. Having enjoyed the information and photos presented here we hope you will be inspired to see the pieces in-situ.

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TitleArtist NameType of WorkDateLocation

Lansdown Battlefield Way Markers

Barbara Ash

Sculpture

2003

Bath, Lansdown Hill
World Turned Upside Down: far West extremity of the battlefield site, beyond the Avon Fire Services offices and beside the Hanging Hill trig beacon (ST 713 702). Next to interpretation board 1.
Devastation: entrance to the battlefield path, by the interpretation board No 2 and 3, next to Freezing Hill Lane (ST 721 702). Located West.
Looting Soldier: against the battlefield walls and next to a set of stone steps, adjacent to the Costwold Way path, next to interpretation board 4 (ST 724 704). Located East.

Lansdown Battlefield Way Markers

Barbara Ash

Sculpture

2003

Bath, Lansdown Hill
World Turned Upside Down: far West extremity of the battlefield site, beyond the Avon Fire Services offices and beside the Hanging Hill trig beacon (ST 713 702). Next to interpretation board 1.
Devastation: entrance to the battlefield path, by the interpretation board No 2 and 3, next to Freezing Hill Lane (ST 721 702). Located West.
Looting Soldier: against the battlefield walls and next to a set of stone steps, adjacent to the Costwold Way path, next to interpretation board 4 (ST 724 704). Located East.

King Bladud’s Pigs in Bath

Alan Dun: pig design and over eighty artists including Anita Andrews, Anna Gillespie, Peter Blake, Kaffe Fassett, Candace Bahouth, Jane Callan, Charlotte Moore, Julia Trickey, John Gould, Natasha Rampley, Helen Nock, Sonja Benskin-Mesher, Sarah-Jane van der Westhuizen. Arts departments of local schools and Bath Spa University were also involved.

Sculpture

2008

Across Bath and North East Somerset. For a map of the pigs locations go to: www.kingbladudspigs.org/pigs/map.php

Choir Screen Angels

Paul Fletcher: design, Laurence Beckford: production

Church Art

2007

Bath Abbey, covings at the top of the Choir Screen facing the Choir Stalls between the North and South transept, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1NL

Silver Cross and Candle Sticks

Leslie Durbin

Church Art

1963

Bath Abbey, High Altar, Sanctuary, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1NL

Processional Tapers

Alex Brogden

Church Art

2002

Bath Abbey, oak case on the North Choir aisle, Abbey churchyard, Bath BA1 1NL

One Man's Journey to Heaven

Sue Symons

Church Art

2006

Bath Abbey, on stands across the Abbey forming a trail when on display, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1NL

Amnesty candle

Melanie Sproat

Church Art

1999

Bath Abbey, on the altar of the Gethsemane Chapel, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1NL

Resurrection of Christ

Laurence Tindall

Sculpture

2000

Bath Abbey, South East corner, Bath BA1 1NL

Gethsemane Altar Frontal

Jane Lemon and the Sarum Group

Church Art

1999

Bath Abbey, the Gethsemane Chapel, Churchyard, Bath Abbey, Bath, BA1 1NL

Trinity Altar Frontal

Jane Lemon and the Sarum Group

Church Art

2000

Bath Abbey, when on display: High Altar in the Sanctuary. Currently in storage, Abbey Church Yard, Bath BA1 1LT

Railway Markers

Katy Hallett with local school children

Sculpture

1998

Bath and Bristol Railway Path, at different intervals along the railway path

Drinking Stone

Michael Fairfax

Sculpture

1990

Bath and Bristol Railway Path, next to Kissing Seat at the Bath end of the trail and before the trail’s first bridge

On the Wings

Vizability Community Art

Mosaic

1990

Bath and Bristol Railway Path, Victoria Road Bridge, Bitton

Wind Blown Oak Seat, Sleeper Seat, Kissing Seat

Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley

Sculpture

1990

Bath and Bristol Railway Path: Wind Blown Oak Seat: Saltford Weir, 4 miles from Bath, Sleeper Seat: Kelston Bridge, 3 miles from Bath, Kissing Seat: Bath end of the trail beside Drinking Stone

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