Playgrounds by Artists


Gary Webb, Squeaky Clean, Charlton ...

Wishing for that moment again, when “after generations of neglect, the public playground is suddenly in the midst of a - Read the rest...

Pierre Szekely's Midcentury Modern ...

If you don’t know the play sculpture of Hungarian Pierre Szekely (one of Simon and Tom Bloor’s inspirations below), the - Read the rest...

Art and Playgrounds by Simon and To...

In London recently I got the chance to meet Simon and Tom Bloor, contemporary artists/brothers whose body of work derives - Read the rest...

Redfern Park, Urban Art Projects an...

Urban Art Projects coordinated the design of a new playscape targeted at under-7s for Redfern Park in Sydney Australia, centered - Read the rest...

Michael Grossert’s 3 Playgrounds,...

“While the relationship between sculpture and architecture is still fervently being explored, it is worth wondering why the works that - Read the rest...

Playground Crochet by Toshiko Horiu...

Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam, who orders yarn by the ton for her creations, is the textile artist behind the oft photographed - Read the rest...

Castle at Wilson Park, Fayetteville...

I’ve just done an interview for a parks and recs magazine in which I noted the fact that standardized ‘kit’ - Read the rest...

Lekeskuptur, Hugo Wathne, Stavanger...

Norwegian sculptor Hugo Wathne painted his concrete forms in bright colors for a sunny, open playscape at Auglend School in - Read the rest...

Octetra, Isamu Noguchi, 1968

Dattner’s structure are themselves derivative in some ways of Isamu Noguchi’s Octetra, originally cast in concrete and installed near the Spoleto - Read the rest...

Playable sculpture by Robert Tully,...

One of many good thoughts currently percolating around the idea of playable urban space has to do with the role of public - Read the rest...

Stringy yellow tube playscape, Blan...

The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas in Austin has a large outdoor installation of stringy rubber - Read the rest...

The playgrounds of Constant Nieuwen...

Artist and architect Constant Nieuwenhuys’ New Babylon (which he worked on approximately 1959-1974) was an envisioned city of the future that - Read the rest...

Playscape Inspiration from Anthony ...

Child’s Tower Room (1984) If you’re looking for inspiration for the contest, mull over the work of British sculptor Anthony Caro - Read the rest...

The Swing, George Shaw, 2003

“As a kid, I wanted something to happen.” George Shaw paints scenes from his 70s Coventry childhood in Humbrol enamels…model paints. “The Swing” - Read the rest...

City Museum, St. Louis, Bob Cassill...

I like all of the playgrounds I post on the blog, but this is the first time I thought I - Read the rest...

Bodyspace-motionthings by Robert Mo...

  American minimalist Robert Morris’s Bodyspacemotionthings originally appeared at the Tate Modern in the 1970s, but was closed after only - Read the rest...

Grounds for Play, Glasgow, 2004 and...

‘Grounds for Play’ was designed to exploration the interrelationship between art and play in a public setting; in this case - Read the rest...

Grosse Tete, Francois Lalanne, La G...

Found at the enjoyable blog vulgare was this vintage playground I’d never heard of, located at La Grande Borne, a - Read the rest...

"Flooded Chambers Maid", an acciden...

“…the uptown end of the central lawn was already crowded with children playing on a multicolored triangular platform that looked - Read the rest...

Laughing Swing, Rinott, Rothschild ...

Another digital playground intervention is the laughing swing, by Michal Rinott & Michal Rothschild with Leor Weinstein. “Laughing swing is - Read the rest...

Wishbone House, Colin Greenly, 1967

Precast concrete, six feet high and eight foot long, six thousand pounds, “Wishbone House” was the winner of The Corcoran - Read the rest...