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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. Three further bollards have been decorated.

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.  Artists featured include:


  • Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue by surrealist designs by Piet Mondrian
  • Olympics 2012 designed by Winchester & District Young Carers
  • Community Bollard: Queen's Diamond Jubilee 2012 designed by the Residents of Richard Moss House
  • Beasts of the Sea by Henri Matisse
  • Summertime by Jackson Pollock
  • Troupe de Eglantine by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
  • Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
  • Mosaics of Rovenna from Andrew to Christel
  • Roman Winchester designed by The Carroll Centre
  • A Bigger Splash by David Hockney
  • Fulfillment by Gustav Klimt
  • Treble Clef by Joseph Albers
  • Golconde by René Magritte
  • Regatta at Cowes and Landscape at Villerville by Raoul Dufy
  • Blaze Study/Movement in Squares by Bridget Riley
  • The Last Judgement by Kandinsky
  • Fuji seen through a bamboo thicket by Hokusai
  • Waterlillies by Claude Monet

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