The Crossrail Art Foundation, a registered charity, has been founded with support from the City of London Corporation, with a mission to promote art for the benefit of the public, by establishing and maintaining a public art programme that will enhance the journeys of the millions of people who will use the Elizabeth line.
Nine artists are creating ten works of public art that will be integrated into seven of the new Elizabeth line stations to create a unique exhibition that reflects the ambition of London’s newest railway and the communities it serves.
Together with internationally renowned London-based art galleries and a respected group of art-world representatives, the Crossrail Art Foundation is delivering the largest collaborative public art commissioning process in a generation.
The project falls outside Crossrail’s core funding. The Crossrail Art Foundation is raising funds from corporate funders, with each contribution being match funded by the City of London Corporation.
- Paddington – US artist Spencer Finch’s hand drawn cloudscape will be printed into the 120 metre glazed canopy, co-funded by Heathrow and City of London Corporation
- Bond Street – British artist Darren Almond creating an abstract artwork that will be integrated into the spaces above and surround the escalators of the station’s western ticket hall, funded by Selfridges and City of London Corporation
- Tottenham Court Road – Turner Prize winners Richard Wright and Douglas Gordon are producing distinct artworks for ticket halls at either end of the station, lead-funded by Almacantar and the City of London Corporation and co-funded by Derwent London
- Farringdon – British artist Simon Periton’s locally inspired artworks will adorn both ticket halls at the centre of the Elizabeth line route, co-funded by Goldman Sachs and the City of London Corporation
- Liverpool Street – Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and British sculptor Conrad Shawcross are creating new artworks for the station’s two ticket halls, sponsored by British Land, Landsec and City of London Corporation
- Canary Wharf – digital art being developed by internationally renowned artist Michal Rovner, co-funded by Canary Wharf Group and the City of London Corporation.
- Whitechapel – Inspired by the rich diversity of the local community, artist Chantal Joffe is creating large-scale collages for the platforms of the new station in east London
In total, seven London-based galleries have been selected to support the Crossrail Art Programme from a strategy developed in conjunction with FutureCity. They are:
- Lisson Gallery for Paddington station
- White Cube for Bond Street station
- Gagosian for Tottenham Court Road station
- Sadie Coles HQ for Farringdon station
- Victoria Miro for Liverpool Street station
- Whitechapel Gallery for Whitechapel station
- PACE for Canary Wharf station
The Crossrail Art Foundation registered as a charity in England and Wales (1159310) and is a company limited by guarantee (company number 09200269), with its registered office at 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL.