Three years ago I selected some public sculpture worth looking out for at http://paulsartworld.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/sculpture-goes-public.html. Much of that was up for substantial but temporary period *, so here's a selection - mixing the obvious with the less obvious, but all on view outside** this summer. It's notable that the number of 'sculpture trails' is growing, and I've included one work each from The Line, Sculpture in the City and the newly-timed Frieze Sculpture Park...
Saad Qureshi: Places for Nova, 2017 at Sir Simon Milton Square, opposite Victoria Station
Six steel vitrines at the Nova development contain celotex 'mindscapes' coated with brick dust. Saad Qureshi made his first public commission from the memories provided to him by people passing through Victoria of a landscape - meaningful to them - to which they no longer had access. The result, appropriate to its travel hub location, is a transnational tribute to the baggage-limit-proof transportation of memories.
Antony Gormley: one from the Bollards (Oval, Snowman, Peg, Penis), 2001 in Bellenden Road, Peckham
Antony Gormley's iron bollards, sited near his studio, based on the forms of a simple oval, snowman, peg and penis, are now rusting nicely. Not only are they refreshingly separate from his own body's form, they also facilitate less orthodox forms of public interaction.
Jacqueline Poncelet: Wrapper, 2012 at Edgeware Raod
Rona Smith: An Age, An Instant, 2014 at 10 New Burlington Street off Regent Street
Erik Bulatov: Forward, 2016 outside Tate Modern
Eduardo Paolozzi: Vulcan, 1999 in The Line at Royal Victoria Dock
These 75 sets of computer-controlled lights have caused ocassional motorist confusion on two roundabouts, having been moved in 2014. French artist Pierre Vivant combines the shape of a London plane (the lights replaced a dying tree) with the ever-changing - yet, it would seem, ultimately pointless - activity of the markets at nearby Canary Wharf. And the Traffic Light Tree feels like full circle from Rana Begum's reflectors...
** I take my title from that of The Hague's route around over 100 public sculptures