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Integrating art and infrastructure

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.

Major works of public art are being developed for seven Elizabeth line stations to create a line-wide exhibition that reflects the ambition of London’s newest railway and the communities it serves.

Together with seven 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.

  • Paddington – American artist Spencer Finch’s hand drawn cloudscape will be printed into the 120m glazed canopy, co-funded by Heathrow and City of London Corporation.
  • Tottenham Court Road – Turner Prize winner’s Richard Wright and Douglas Gordon are developing 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, co-funded by Goldman Sachs and the City of London Corporation.
  • Canary Wharf – digital art being developed by internationally renowned 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
  • Bond Street – details coming soon
  • Liverpool Street – details coming soon

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:

The project is being funded privately, outside of Crossrail’s £14.8 billion core funding. The Crossrail Art Foundation is raising funds from corporate funders, with each contribution being match funded by the City of London Corporation.

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.