A random piece of public art?

Walking home from Toothill village centre today, my eye was caught by the art/structure? in the photographs. It’s odd really as I’ve walked this route many times but have never spotted it before. It is just tucked away between houses. Amazing.

Anyway – does anyone out there know anything about it? There was no plaque of any kind to say what it was about, meant to represent etc. That said, with the exception of ‘Diana Dors’ up at Shaw Ridge the same is true of all the sculptures/public artworks I’ve so far blogged about. So if anyone has any information on it, I’d love to hear. I just find it really intriguing to come across these things.

While on this topic of public art in Swindon – there must be more than I know about. I’m in the process of writing about the artworks on the West Swindon sculpture walk. I know about the Wish Hounds at Croft Walk, the much-missed (by me at any rate) Blondinis. Then there’s the Jubilee Clock, that water feature in the town centre (not sure about that one to be honest …), the light sculpture thing by Villett Street car park – does that still illuminate by the way? And isn’t there a ram up in Od Town and a metal cow at the hospital. But what am I missing? Is there more public art in Swindon? I clearly don’t get to all parts of town so if there’s more out there I’d love to hear about it. If you can send me a picture so much the better!

Public art/sculpture Toothill

Public art/sculpture Toothill

Different view of Toothill artefact!
Different view of Toothill artefact!


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5 responses to “A random piece of public art?”

  1. Jan says :

    I think the toothill one looks like avebury with the stones and the silbury hill

  2. amaatk123 says :

    Ah! I just looked up the Seven Wonders of Swindon: http://www.jasperfforde.com/swindon/7wonders.html

    Sort of fictional – sort of factual. Brilliant.

  3. Irene Berridge says :

    Have you seen the ram in old town, where the cattle market used to be. It is now a housing estate. In the Okus area, they do have Saracen stones. Also if you go into The Seven Wonders of Swindon, you will find some interesting reading. Bye for now, IB

    • amaatk123 says :

      IB: thanks for this. Yes, I do know of the Ram in Old Town but didn’t know there used to be a cattle market there. The Seven Wonders of Swindon – sounds fabulous! Tell me more! 🙂

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