The Fourth Plinth Programme is the most talked about contemporary art prize in the UK. Funded by the Mayor of London and supported by Arts Council England, the programme invites world class artists to make astonishing new works for the centre of the capital city.
Hans Haacke and David Shrigley were announced on 7 February as the winning artists for the next two Fourth Plinth commissions in Trafalgar Square.
Their artworks will be unveiled in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Once again, London’s schoolchildren from 31 boroughs came up with brilliant ideas about what it means to live in the capital. This year’s annual Schools Awards, attracted nearly 1,700 entries of creative works inspired by the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.
The current Fourth Plinth commission, Hahn/Cock by Katharina Fritsch was unveiled on 25 July 2013 in London’s Trafalgar Square. It is a 4.72m high rendition of a domestic farmyard cockerel saturated in intense ultramarine blue.
Find out more about Hahn/Cock (2013).
Here's a short video of first impressions of Hahn/Cock including Channel 4's Jon Snow and Chair of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group, Ekow Eshun.