Fourth Plinth

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.

Next on the Fourth Plinth

Hans Haacke’s Gift Horse

Hans Haacke and David Shrigley have been announced as the winning artists for the next two Fourth Plinth commissions in Trafalgar Square.

Their sculptures will be unveiled in 2015 and 2016 respectively. The new commission Gift Horse by artist Hans Haacke, will be unveiled on Thursday 5 March 2015 in London’s Trafalgar Square.

See the winning commissions.

Fourth Plinth Schools Awards 2015 now open!

Once again, London’s schoolchildren from 31 boroughs came up with brilliant ideas about what it means to live in the capital.

The competition is now open and the closing date is 18 March 2015.

Last year’s annual Schools Awards, attracted nearly 1,700 entries of creative works inspired by the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

See the gallery of last year's amazing submissions.

Currently on the Fourth Plinth

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.