Sculpture in the City Announces its 10th Edition

Sculpture in the City is set to return to our streets with 18 new artworks to form this years new exhibition, marking its tenth edition. The unique public art will be launching on 15 June 2021, and will include works by artists including Laure Prouvost, Alice Channer, Eva Rothschild, Mark Handforth, Laura Arminda Kingsley, and Rosanne Robertson.

Situated around the City's famous architecture and public spaces, the works will be found spanning 100 Bishopsgate to Leadenhall Market, Fenchurch Street Station Plaza to Mitre Square, framing contemporary public artworks with the ancient and modern spaces of the City.

Sculpture in the City will be in place to welcome visitors and workers back to the Square Mile, as the City of London starts to reopen. Ranging across various forms, scales and media, the tenth edition provides a free, outdoor exhibition for audiences to experience contemporary art and to engage with their immediate environment.

Mark Handforth, Harlequin Four, (2019),courtesy the artist and Modern Art, London. Photography: Eva Herzog

Later this Summer, Sculpture in the City will reflect on all ten editions, as well as look to the future. An outdoor public exhibition, opening on 16 July in Aldgate Square and supported by City our Outdoor Arts Programme, A Thing of Beauty, the exhibition will celebrate highlights from artworks shown across the ten editions and look at how  the project has grown. The exhibition will also include the five shortlisted artist proposals for the first Aldgate Square Commission. Launched in 2020, this is a new biannual commission to support emerging artists in the UK, and will result in two new public artworks to be exhibited in Aldgate Square in 2022 and 2023 respectively. This project is delivered in partnership with Aldgate Connect BID and the Outdoor Arts Programme. The shortlisted artists and details of their submissions will be announced in June.