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.

Now on the Fourth Plinth

Hans Haacke’s Gift Horse

The new commission Gift Horse by artist Hans Haacke, was unveiled on Thursday 5 March 2015 in London’s Trafalgar Square.

Fourth Plinth Schools Awards 2015

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

Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger was the judge of this year's competition and all the winners he selected can be seen in the special exhibition at City Hall, 2nd Floor, until 2 July.

See the gallery of this year’s awards ceremony and exhibition

This year’s annual Schools Awards attracted more than 1,800 entries of creative works inspired by the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

See the gallery of this year's amazing submissions 

Next year’s competition will open in January 2016 with deadlines for submission on Thursday 10 March.

Previously on the Fourth Plinth

The previous Fourth Plinth commission, Hahn/Cock by Katharina Fritsch was unveiled in July 2013 in London’s Trafalgar Square.

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.