28 September 2022


Samson Kambalu Antelope Takes Over Fourth Plinth Commission In Trafalgar Square

The Fourth Plinth commission in London’s Trafalgar Square was unveiled this morning by artist Samson Kambalu. Antelope has been well received since the maquette was released before the pandemic. Antelope is the 14th commission since the programme of artworks began in 1998 The Fourth Plinth is renowned across the globe for bringing world-class contemporary art to […]

7 July 2021

Latest Fourth Plinth Artists Reflect Societally Diverse Subject Matter 

Samson Kambalu and Teresa Margolles have been announced as the next two artists chosen for the Fourth Plinth commission in Trafalgar Square.

30 June 2021


Gainsborough: Blue Boy Returns To Trafalgar Square 100 Years On

The Blue Boy an iconic masterpiece by Sir Thomas Gainsborough will return to Trafalgar Square, precisely one hundred years to the day since it was last seen in this country.

24 May 2021


Super Inclusive Fourth Plinth Proposals Unveiled In London

The latest proposals for the Fourth Plinth commission project in Trafalgar Square were announced in London today.

19 April 2016


Destroyed Palmyra Triumphal Arch Reproduction Unveiled In Trafalgar Square

The Institute of Digital Archaeology will unveil their Vertex Modelled 3D reproduction of the destroyed Triumphal Arch at Palmyra in Syria.The event is to highlight the plight of the destruction of heritage sights by Islamic State. The installation in Trafalgar Square, London is a 1:1 replica of this important monument. It will be unveiled by Mayor of London Boris Johnson at 1PM […]

8 January 2015


Je Suis Charlie: Hundreds of People Gather In Trafalgar Square

Hundreds of people gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square last night to pay their respects to the 12 people killed at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. The attack on the office and staff of Charlie Hebdo was prompted by the publication of satirical Cartoons that depicted the Prophet Muhammad. The Paris-based publication had previously been targeted, […]

10 May 2012


National Gallery Celebrates Its 188th Birthday Today

On 10 May 1824 the National Gallery opened its doors to the public for the first time.  The modest collection housed at 100 Pall Mall became the basis for the vast repository of masterpieces now seen in Trafalgar Square. In the early 19th century the idea of forming a National Gallery circulated for quite a […]

13 April 2012


Fourth Plinth Elmgreen & Dragset To Make Male Little Mermaid

Elmgreen & Dragset are to create a male version of Denmark’s national icon The Little Mermaid Denmark’s national icon The Little Mermaid is to get a dressing down with a new sculpture by Elmgreen & Dragset. This summer will see a male version of the female icon in the Danish city of Elsinore created by […]

23 February 2012


Free Art By Fourth Plinth Artists Up For Grabs

Get your hands on one of 5000 FREE limited edition artworks by Elmgreen & Dragset, available in celebration of the unveiling of their ‘Powerless Structures’ on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth The artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset has collaborated with s[edition] to create a digital limited edition ‘digital prints’ of their Fourth Plinth commissioned sculpture. Designed to […]

23 February 2012

Explaining The Fourth Plinth Rocking Horse

  New Fourth Plinth sculpture by Elmgreen & Dragset unveiled today by Joanna Lumley; but what does it all mean? The new artwork to top Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth was revealed today, with Joanna Lumley pulling the curtain to unveil a giant golden sculpture of a boy upon a rocking horse; ‘our golden boy on […]

23 January 2012


Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth Art Revealed

Bronze sculpture of boy on rocking horse by Scandinavian artistic duo Elmgreen & Dragset to be unveiled at 09.30 on Thursday 23 February 2012. The next commission for the Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth has been revealed to be caste bronze sculpture of a boy playing astride his rocking horse. Powerless Structures, Fig 101, a work by Scandinavian […]