Blavatnik School of Government, Walton Street, Oxford

6 July 2020

Erection of Public Artwork

The Oxford Civic Society welcomes this application which activates the commitment, made at the time of the grant of planning permission for the building itself, to erect a work of art on the site. The choice of Sir Michael Craig-Martin to design this project raises our hopes that the scheme will result in a work of art that complements the building itself and its aesthetic. We see the scheme as striking, colourful and likely to have a positive impact on the street scene. We also think that the symbolism of the fountain pen will resonate with the aims and objectives of the School itself.