Out of Town

Glasswork - Martin Donlin

Central Studio, Cliddesden Road, 1999

Central Studio Glasswork
An eye-catching enamelled glass screen can be found on the Queen Mary's College campus. Designed by leading artist, Martin Donlin, the work is located in the Box Office area of Central Studio. It was installed as part of the major refurbishment which took place in 1999.

Photo Montage - John Martin

Ridgeway Centre, Blackdown Close, Buckskin, 1999/2000

Photo Montage
The Ridgeway Centre in Buckskin contains a montage by local photographer, John Martin. The artist worked closely with young people from the Buckskin area, and many form the subjects for the black and white images. The work is located in the Young Peoples Room.

Wrought Iron Gates – Richard Bent

Worting Road Cemetery, 1995

Worting Road GatesIn 1995 Worting Road Cemetery was extended.  As part of a Percent for Art scheme, a selection of public art was commissioned.  Richard Bent’s hot forged, free-formed wrought iron gates lead into the Cemetery.  The Gates stand 2.2 metres high and are 7.5 metres wide.  Their design was inspired by the foliage in the allotments, which used to stand on the site.  The colours used represent the passage of the sun from dawn to dusk, likening a life to a day on Earth.

Shelter of Rest – Richard Bent

Worting Road Cemetery, 1995

This octagonal shelter forms a focal point in the Cemetery and was also installed as part of the Percent for Art policy.  Its Spanish slate clad roof is supported on teak columns and the shelter is finished with a sparkling, stainless steel astrolabe finial.  The Shelter contains a selection of public art, including three English oak curved benches purchased from Gaze Burvill.  These were bent through the traditional methods used in the making of wooden boats.

Mosaics – Julieann Worrall Hood

Worting Road Cemetery, 1995 

A selection of mosaics can be found on the floor of the Shelter of Rest.  The artist drew her inspiration for their design from the natural world and the elements.  Different types of stone, marble, slate and terracotta were used to create the Heavens, the Seas and the Earth.   A central plinth contains a golden spiral of Venetian glass on a white background, which symbolizes eternity and purity. 

Stained Glass Skylight – Jane McDonald

Worting Road Cemetery, 1995 

The roof of the shelter contains a stained glass skylight.  The artist was influenced by the landscape design for the Cemetery, drawing particular inspiration from knot gardens.  Careful thought was given to the colours used in the glass and the effect of the sun shining into the shelter.

Stained Glass Windows – Martyn Stanton Harris

Brighton Hill Sports Pavilion, 1997

Stained Glass
Brighton Hill Sports Pavilion contains five stained glass windows designed by Martyn Stanton Harris.  These reflect the various sports played on the adjoining field.  The artist worked alongside local football and cricket teams to produce his designs.

Altar Furniture – Richard la Trobe Bateman

St. Mark’s Church, Homesteads Road, Kempshott, 1987

This semicircular altar, located in St. Mark’s Church, was specially designed by artist Richard la Trobe Bateman to echo the unusual shape of the Chapel.   The chapel also contains three stained glass windows, which were designed by Richard Plincke and manufactured by Shades of Light in London.

Walled Garden Gates – Trevor Forrester and Richard Quinnell

Down Grange, 1993

Walled Garden Gate
Commissioned by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and the Basingstoke in Bloom Committee, these wrought iron gates form the entrance to the Walled Garden at Down Grange.  The gates were created by Trevor Forrester, in collaboration with artist-blacksmith Richard Quinnell, and were installed in 1993.  Their design reflects the main activities of the garden, which is popular for its organic allotments, formal borders and wildlife areas.

The Post Office – Richard Layzell

Milestones, Leisure Park, Churchill Way, 2000

Milestones, Hampshire’s Living History Museum, was opened in 2000.  Containing a number of major collections, period shop displays, as well as costumed interpreters and authentic street scenes, it brings heritage to life.  An assortment of site-specific artwork can be found in the museum, particularly in the children’s play areas.   Visitors can call into The Post Office, with its brightly coloured walls and burping pillar-box.  The space was created by Richard Layzell, and gives the under-fives the opportunity to write and post their own letters.

Windows and Turning Point - David Watson

St. Peter’s Way, South Ham - 2001

GlassworkThe crushed glasswork in the walls of St. Peter’s Road and Western Way was commissioned as part of a ‘Percent for Art’ scheme. The artist drew his inspiration from the site development and the local community, and was keen to use recycled materials in his work. His intention was to decoratively enhance the wall, providing visual stimulation from a distance and a thematic interest when close. In ‘Windows’, the glass was recycled from the demolished houses to explore the concept of borrowed materials and light. The material used in ‘Turning Point’ is translucent, ensuring that the design responds to different times of the day and changing light levels. The blocks contain names associated with the theme of the home. Community involvement was central to the project, and local residents provided the words for 'Turning Point'.

The Watchers – Rachel Fenner

Fort Hill Community School, Kenilworth Road, 1979

In the grounds of Fort Hill Community School stand The Watchers, a series of wooden totem poles designed by artist Rachel Fenner.  Taking her inspiration from the site’s early archaeological history, the artist worked closely with schoolchildren to create the distinctive sculptures.  The Winklebury area has a rich heritage.  It was once the location of a significant Iron Age hill fort, and later served as an important Roman and Saxon settlement.  The school was built on the site of the hill fort in 1979 and the sculptures were installed soon after.

Elephant Water Sculpture – Siobhan Coppinger

Hunters Courtyard, North Hampshire Hospital, 1992

Elephant Water Feature
This elephant shaped fountain stands in the grounds of North Hampshire Hospital and was made to form part of a children’s play area.  It is located beside a mural of animals entitled The Garden of Eden.  The sculpture was funded by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Basingstoke and North Hampshire Health Authority, with support from TVS Television.

Pool of Pure Water - Michael Kenny

The Ark, North Hampshire Hospital, 2002

Pool of pure water
Located next to the ARK Center in the grounds of North Hampshire Hospital is 'Pool of Pure Water' by distinguished sculptor, Michael Kenny. The work features a series of geometric forms on a stone base. It was donated by the artist's widow and unveiled in October 2002

Journey – Charlotte Mayer

Chapel Courtyard, North Hampshire Hospital 1986

This bronze sculpture is set within a small pond, in a quiet garden courtyard.  The piece takes the form of a spiral, reflecting the beginning and end of a journey.   Its location in water encourages an ever-changing reflection and emphasises its shell-like appearance.

Tiles and Paving – Charlie Carter

Melrose Community Centre, Popley, 1997

The ceramic tiles and paving located in Melrose Community Centre, Popley, were created by the artist Charlie Carter, in conjunction with young people from the area.  The work is very much an expression of the place and its community, and the artist’s aim was to create coherence within the piece and a strong sense of local identity.

Glasswork - Binita Walia

Oakridge Hall For All, Oakridge - 2002

Oakridge Hall WindowsAs part of the major regeneration occurring in Oakridge, a new community centre has been built. This contains a colourful glass artwork designed by the artist Binita Walia. Her designs were inspired by a map of fourteenth century Oakridge and community involvement was key to the final work. Local residents were encouraged to take photographs of people, landscapes and buildings to create a "visual diary" of present day Oakridge. A selection of these photographs has been included in the finished glasswork.

Lights and Metal Wall Features – Richard Farrington and Sasha Ward

Popley Fields Community Centre, Carpenters Down, Popley, 1995

Popley Fields

As part of a Percent for Art policy the artists Richard Farrington and Sasha Ward were commissioned to create a selection of lights and wall features for the new Community Centre. 


All of the artworks designed were inspired by work undertaken with local community groups and schoolchildren.

Boot Scraper – Paul Jobst

Sherborne Road Sports Pavilion, Upper Sherborne Road, 1995

Boot Scrapers

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council commissioned these metal boot scrapers from Hampshire artist-blacksmith Paul Jobst.  Located at Sherborne Road Sports Pavilion, they further demonstrate the practical nature of much public art.

Lights and Glass – Peter Freeman and Sasha Ward

Tadley Swimming Pool, Tadley, 1998

Tadley Pool
The artist Sasha Ward produced glasswork for the building and Peter Freeman created a neon lighting scheme, which illuminates the entrance and interior of the 25-metre pool.  The work was installed in 1998 as part of a Percent for Art scheme.  Similar work can also be found in Tadley Library.

Still Life – Peter Randall-Page

Chineham Shopping Centre, 1988

Still LifeAt the entrance to the Chineham Shopping Centre, on the Basingstoke to Reading road, is Still Life by Peter Randall-Page.  Carved from Kilkenny limestone, the sculpture consists of three components, each representing an endangered species - the shell of the Vertigo Aangustior snail, the chrysalis of the swallowtail butterfly, and the fruit of the spindle tree.  The artist was keen to blur the line between botany and zoology and explore the internal energy of objects at rest.  Still Life was commissioned by Taylor Woodrow, the developers of Chineham Shopping Centre, to celebrate the European Year of the Environment.  Hampshire County Council and Southern Arts supplied additional funding.

Chineham Wave – Ray Smith

Chineham Business Park, Crockford Lane Roundabout, 2000

Chineham Wave
On the Crockford Lane Roundabout, at the entrance to Chineham Business Park, is The Chineham Wave, designed by Ray Smith.  This was commissioned in 1998 by MEPC UK Ltd, through Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, and completed in 2000.  The sculpture consists of around 100 steel figures, which have been painted red.  The work is designed to provide varied and intriguing views for those travelling around the roundabout.

Sculpture - Mike Lyons

Sainsbury's Roundabout, Kempshott, 1996

Sculptor Mike Lyons was commissioned by J. Sainsbury's to work with local schoolchildren to create a new artwork for display on the Kempshott Road roundabout.

Over the course of a week, the artist worked closely with 12 pupils from Kempshott Junior School, to create a 3D design that reflected the shopping available at the superstore. The design chosen was by Melissa Godfey. The sculpture was officially unveiled in July 1997.