Proposal to erect a statue of Virginia Woolf in Richmond

Closed 10 Dec 2017

Opened 13 Nov 2017

Results updated 13 Feb 2018

Thanks to all those who took part in the consultation. All responses have been considered and the results indicate public support for the proposals. Before proceeding, funding and planning permission will need to be secured by the organisers of the Virginia Woolf Statue project.


Virginia Woolf proposed statue
Arts and education charity Aurora Metro has launched a heritage project to create the first ever life-sized, full figure statue of the famous writer Virginia Woolf.
The Charity is seeking to raise £50,000 through crowd-funding and proposes to site the artwork on the terraces at Richmond upon Thames Riverside (subject to planning).
Richmond Council would like your views on the proposal. Please read the information below and use the online survey to tell us whether you would support the creation of the statue, if the funding is raised.
Background to the project
Virginia Woolf lived in the Borough of Richmond with her husband Leonard for 10 years and founded the Hogarth Press during that time. Celebrating her influence on modernist literature, this statue is planned as a lasting and interactive memorial.
The statue would be created by sculptor Laury Dizengremel, whose latest commission is a statue of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown which can be seen on Distillery Wharf in Hammersmith. Click here to see an image of the Capability Brown statue.
To find out more about the project or to make a donation please go to the charity's webpage
Have your say
Please give us your views on the proposal using the online survey below. If you need a paper copy of the questionnaire please contact us at
The consultation closes on 10 December 2017.



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