The Fourth Plinth for W4
A changing artwork chosen by you
The W4th Plinth is an art project curated by Abundance London. Every six months the large image on the TfL brick wall of the railway embankment at Turnham Green Terrace will change, showcasing an exciting artwork, short-listed by Abundance and voted on by the public.
The current artwork
Empire Theatre, Chiswick High Road
Sir Peter Blake’s artwork was created for the Timeline mural and pays homage to the performers that used to appear at his favourite local theatre, the Chiswick Empire, which used to stand opposite Turnham Green, where the currently derelict Empire House now stands. He said it was one of the main reasons he had originally wanted to live in Chiswick. Many of the world’s top stars appeared at the Chiswick Empire, which flourished between 1912 and 1959, and the artwork features many of them.
Sir Peter is one of the best known pop artists, famous for collaging images from popular culture. His most famous works include the sleeve design for the Beatles’ album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Live Aid concert poster and much much more.
Submit your artwork
This work of art will change in December 2019
A new work will be chosen and will be displayed for 6 months. What should come next? You decide.
Artists and members of the public are invited to nominate the next work (see below). Any work that can be reproduced digitally in this space will be considered. An original new piece created for this specific location would be particularly welcome, though existing works can also be nominated.
Nominations for the next work will close on 24th November 2019 at 5pm. Three works will be chosen and voting for these three works will close on 10th December 2019 at 5pm. The new work will be installed in December (date to be confirmed). The dates for the next selection will also be announced at that time.
To submit entries for this exciting exhibition space, copyright must be cleared by the artist or the submitter. Abundance London will not consider any works without copyright clearance for both the artwork and the reproduced image. Sorry!