Use This Guide To Discover Belgravia's Sculpture Trail
Paloma, the little girl on the edge of Chelsea Barrack's water feature is a fave...
Lead Image: Alistair Veryard/Chelsea Barracks
Sculptures and artworks have been scattered around Chelsea Barracks as part of a month-long summer art trail.
Running throughout August, the Chelsea Barracks Sculpture Trail sees artworks by top tier artist placed around the development, mainly around the gardens and scenic views.
And here's how you can view it.
Enter the Barracks from Chelsea Bridge Road, and you will meet Jason deCaires Taylor’s Paloma, a Whitemarble Jesmonite child figure perched on the edge of the water feature.
Capturing a young child's contemplation, the sweet sculpture was created as part of a wider piece called Plasticide, originally commissioned by Greenpeace as a collaboration piece to raise awareness over the flow of plastic into our oceans.
Walk down Mulberry Square to come across Barbara Myers’ Seated Outline sculpture, whose body of work looks at communication and personal development.
Perched up near greenery, this sculpture is a kind of blank canvas of sorts, and its up to you to interpret it.
Walk further on to the culinary garden to find Jill Berelowitz’s Aurora.
Named after the ancient Roman goddess of the dawn this sculpture represents the renewed hope of a new day.
Like a snake shedding a skin, a bronze torso pushes through a female form in a period of transformation.
Jill Berelowitz has another sculpture close by, and this one's Moving Forward, next to The Garrison Chapel, the Grade-II listed building now home to The Prince's Foundation and the organisation's permanent gallery space.
Moving Forward was created as a celebration of the human spirit, rebirth and the optimism of the future.
The figures are cast in full bronze with a cool grey patina. Look at this one from many different angles to see if it changes how you think the figures relate.
From here, you'll easily spot two sculptures in Garrison Square by Jason deCaires Taylor, the Generation Restoration Boy and Girl figures.
These are both part of a sculpture series commissioned for Taylor’s artwork titled Museum of Underwater Sculpture Ayia Napa in Cyprus; a submerged forest of 93 pieces consisting of sculptural trees and interacting human forms.
Both figures are curled up asleep, dreaming of a better future, so the rationale goes.
Their young and vulnerable nature is symbolising that they need protection and nourishment, to guarantee a better future for our planet.