February. The month of love. The month in which we celebrate St Valentine’s Day. Now as you know, this We Are Swindon site is all about showing the love for all aspects of our town every day – not only on one particular day. But for Valentine’s Day we decided to show some extra-special love for Swindon’s art offerings.
Of course, a big part of that is the wonderful collection of paintings and ceramics owned by Swindon and housed in the Museum and Art Gallery in Old Town. You can find out a bit more about that by visiting the showcase page for the Friends of the Museum and Art Gallery here. But on this page, we want to focus on Swindon’s public art.
Swindon’s public art for all to enjoy
Our town has a liberal scattering of sculpture and other public art across its length and breadth. In Old Town we have the ram on the site of the cattle market, Peter Pan in Town Gardens and, not so far from Old Town, The Wish Hounds.
In the centre of Swindon you’ll find a gorilla and a turtle in Queen’s park. And of course, the Golden Lion in the town centre and the wonderful mural down on Cambria Bridge. Oh – and let’s not forget the last survivor of Ken White’s murals – the Golden Lion Bridge Mural.
To find out more about Swindon’s public art go the amazing Born Again Swindonian blog:
Public art sculpture
Sheepish public art in Swindon
The Wish Hounds Sculpture
Turtle Storm Sculpture Swindon
Cambria Bridge Mural