Fourth Plinth

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

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

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Fourth Plinth Schools Awards 2016

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

The Fourth Plinth Schools Awards is growing every year and inspiring more and more primary and secondary school children in London to create art and think about what it can say about our city.

Open to all primary and secondary schools in London, this annual competition provides an opportunity for students aged 5-15 to create an artwork inspired by the commissions for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

See the gallery of 2015’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.


Deadlines for submission on Thursday 10 March.

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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.

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.

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