The Bollards

Winchester City Council funded the painting of a total of 16 bollards as part of its wider contribution to the refurbishment of The Square,in partnership with Hampshire County Council. The bollard project, first conceived in 2005 as part of the Hat Fair celebrations, is thought to have been a first for the UK, following in the footsteps of similar schemes in Australia, the USA and Europe.

The team at The Colour Factory, which includes principal artists Jenny Muncaster and Rachael Alexander, took inspiration from some of the world’s greatest painters, adding an extra splash of artistic integrity, fun and intrigue to the city’s street furniture.

1) Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)
This bollard is sponsored by Winchester Business Improvement District.

2) Community Bollard: Queen's Diamond Jubilee 2012 designed by the Residents of Richard Moss House

3) Rhythm Colour by Sonia Delaunay (1885 - 1979)

4) Piet Mondrian (1872 - 1944)

5) Community Bollard: London 2012 Olympic Games designed by the Winchester and District Young Carers

6) Beasts of the Sea by Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954)

7) Summertime by Jackson Pollock (1912 - 1956)

8) Troupe de Eglantine by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864 - 1901)

9) Design based on Ravenna Mosaics

10) Community bollard: Roman Winchester designed by young people at the The Carroll Youth Centre (Stanmore)

11) The Dream by Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

12) A Bigger Splash by David Hockney (1937 - present) 

13) Fulfilment by Gustav Klimt (1862 - 1918)

14) Treble Clef by Joseph Albers (1888 - 1976)

15) Golconde by René Magritte (1898 - 1967)

16) Regatta at Cowes and Landscape at Villerville by Raoul Dufy (1877 - 1953)

17) Blaze Study/Movement in Squares by Bridget Riley (1931 - present) (Temporarily removed)

18) The Last Judgement by Wassily Kandinsky (1866 - 1944)

19) Fuji Seen Through a Bamboo Thicket by Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849)


Have your own business bollard

We can offer a unique opportunity for businesses to sponsor their very own bollards in The Square. 

To find out which bollards can be sponsored please contact Alison Woods, Economy and Arts Development Manager, at Winchester City Council on 01962 848 347 or at