The ongoing Art of Bollards Project started in 2005 by The Colour Factory artists, injecting some colour and vitality into Winchesters drab and dreary street furniture. There are currently 28 painted bollards in the collection!
The Colour Factory Artists Jenny Muncaster and Rachael Alexander continue to transform everyday black and white bollards in The Square Winchester into individual works of art. Inspiration is taken from iconic paintings by artists such as Klimt, Picasso, Delaunay, Mondrian and Matisse.
The collection of exquisitely painted bollards also includes David Hockney, Leonardo Da Vinci, Henri Magritte & Jackson Pollock. The Square in Winchesters historic city centre houses 21 distinctive painted Bollards creating an intriguing outside art gallery, with a further 7 painted bollards on Eastgate Street depicting life on the River Itchen. The Bollards and continue to fascinate and amuse locals and visitors to the city and can even be found on Wikipedia!
This amazing project continues to develop thanks to the kind sponsorship of local businesses and Winchester City Council.
If you would like to sponsor the painting of a bollard please contact us. You can also find out more about the painted bollards here