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Map showing sites of public art

Follow this pointer to view each piece of art in turn Pointing right 


Twenty-first century (newest first)

Public art has proliferated in Headington since 2002. This is partly explained by the fact that Policy CP14 of the Oxford Local Plan 2001–2016 sought the provision of public art in association with major development. The public art as approved and implemented has to be retained at all times following its erection unless otherwise agreed in writing beforehand by the Local Planning Authority.

Old Road campus bridge
"Origin" sculpture, Old Road Campus (2017)

Aslan
Aslan sculpture
Bury Knowle Park
(2017)
Wood Farm mosaic
Mosaic at Wood Farm
Atkyns Road
(2017)
Blueberry pie
Blueberry pie sculpture

Maggie's Centre
(2016)
The Willows
Cricket seats
The Willows, Barton Road
(2016)
Rain pavilion at Brookes
Rain Pavilion
Oxford Brookes University
(2015)
Dragon in Magdalen Wood
Dragon sculpture
Magdalen Wood
(2015)
League of Friends, NOC
League of Friends
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
(2014)
Horse at NOC
Horse sculpture
Botnar Research Centre
(2013)
Sandhills subway
A40 subway
Risinghurst/Sandhills
(2013)
Wall painting, John Radcliffe
KIDS wall painting

John Radcliffe
(2013)
EF seat
Stone Circle seat
EF Int. Language School
(2013)
Ruskin mosaic
Mosaic
Ruskin College
(2012)
Slade Barracks ring
Bronze ring
Blackstock Close
(2011)
Sunflowers
Sunflowers
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
(2009)
Warneford sculpture
Sculpture Walk
Warneford Hospital
(2008)
Bonny Banks mosaic
Mosaics in play area
Bernwood Road
(2008)
Underhill Circus
Mosaics and Pillars
Underhill Circus, Barton
(2008)
Storybook tree
Storybook Tree
Bury Knowle Park
(2005)
Manor Hospital sculpture
United Sculpture
Manor Hospital
(2005)
Peace circle
Peace Circle
Bury Knowle Park
(2002)
 
Nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Samuel Warneford
Samuel Warneford statue
Warneford Hospital
(1849)
Vashti window
Vashti window*
St Andrew's Church
(1932)
The Shark
The Shark
2 New High Street
(1986)
Works of art that no longer exist or have been taken away from Headington
Moulin Rouge
Legs on Cinema
New High Street
(1980)
Sails at JR
Wind sculpture
John Radcliffe Hospital
(l986)
Headington Subway
Subway murals
Central Headington
(2002)

* There are many other works of art in churches in Headington, including:

Only works of art that can be easily viewed by the public are shown here, so those on school premises are not included.
The Headington hospitals also own many other works of art, but only those in public areas are shown

Oxford City Council Public Art Map (now getting out of date)

© Stephanie Jenkins

 

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