William Scott Public Artworks

To coincide with a major exhibition of the artist’s work at Studio Voltaire, William Scott has curated a series of artworks which are presented across our neighbourhood in Clapham, London.

Working closely with landmark sites in the area, including Clapham Methodist Church and the Deep Level Shelter at Clapham Common as well as utilising advertising billboards, the presentation animates Studio Voltaire’s neighbourhood and provides unique moments for residents and visitors to encounter Scott’s practice in the everyday.

While deeply rooted in personal history, Scott’s paintings address wider questions of citizenship, community and cultural memory. Frequently describing himself as an architect, his works reimagine the social topography of his native San Francisco, as well as self-portraits and depictions of family members, his neighbours and women from the Baptist church he has attended since childhood.

The artworks can be seen until 2 January 2022.

Find out more about the public artworks and locations below.

This display has been kindly supported by Arts Council England, This is Clapham BID, Aquum and Omni. With special thanks to Clapham Methodist Church, Growing Underground and Transport for London.


Artworks and Locations

Clapham Methodist Church

Until 2 January 2022

William Scott, Untitled, 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Creative Growth. 

From 15 November: William Scott, Untitled, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Creative Growth

Clapham Methodist Church
121 Clapham High Street, Clapham

Nelsons Row

Until 2 January 2022

William Scott, Untitled, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Creative Growth.
William Scott, Untitled, 2013. Collection of the Museum of  Everything.
William Scott, Untitled, 2012. Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg.
All courtesy of the artist and Creative Growth

The corner of Nelson’s Row and Clapham High Street

Clapham High Street Bridge

25 October – 8 November 2021

William Scott, Untitled, San Francisco, CA In Collaboration with Imprint City, From For Freedoms 50 State Initiative, 2018.
Courtesy of the artist and Creative Growth
With special thanks to For Freedoms. 

Clapham High Street Bridge Underpass

Clapham Common Deep Level Shelter

From 9 November  – 2 January 2022

William Scott, Untitled, 2016.
Courtesy of the artist and Creative Growth
Collection of Studio Museum Harlem (Gift of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg).

Clapham Common Deep Level Shelter
Opposite Clapham Common Underground Station
SW4 7SS 

Visitor Information

Getting there

Walk or Bike
Where possible, please consider walking or cycling to visit the artworks across Clapham.
The round trip to see the artworks should take no more than 20-30 minutes.

Bike racks are available at the end of Nelsons Row, near Clapham High Street. The nearest Cycle Hire Docking Stations are on Gauden Road and Clapham Common Underground Station.

Clapham Common: Northern Line, 500m or 3 minute walk. No wheelchair access.
Clapham North: Northern Line, 600m or 6 minute walk.

Clapham High Street: Direct services to Peckham Rye, Shoreditch and Clapham Junction. 6 minute walk.

Routes 50, 88, 155, 322, 345 and N155 stop at ‘Nelsons Row’ on Clapham High Street.

The sites are all located at street level with no steps.
Please note that the artworks are all situated on busy working roads, and therefore may be busy with cars at your time of visit. 

About William Scott

William Scott (b.1964, San Francisco) has worked with the celebrated Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California since 1992. Scott has presented solo exhibitions and projects at Ortuzar Projects, New York (2020); White Columns, New York (2006, 2009), and his work has been exhibited at Hayward Gallery, London (2013), Gavin Brown’s enterprise New York (2007), Berkeley Art Museum, California (2011) and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2008). Scott’s work is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; SFMOMA, San Francisco and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York.

Image credits

William Scott, 2021, a Studio Voltaire commission, image courtesy of the artist and Creative Growth. Photo Benedict Johnson.

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