Choose the next image for the W4th Plinth

The W4th Plinth art space was launched by Abundance London in September 2019, taking its name from the Trafalgar Square 4th plinth of rotating artworks. Sir Peter Blake’s collage of the Chiswick Empire music hall theatre has occupied the space on the wall of the railway at Turnham Green Terrace thus far. Now it’s time for the next piece of art to take its place. A panel led by Sir Peter Blake has selected a shortlist of four, and it is now down to you to choose its successor.

Karen Liebreich of Abundance London writes:

‘While Sir Peter Blake’s Chiswick Empire Theatre held the stage magnificently for the first six months, we welcomed submissions for the next artwork. We had 31 entries, of very high quality, and it was a difficult decision. A panel led by Sir Peter Blake selected the shortlist of four, and these are now subject to public vote to decide which one will be installed for the next six months on the wall overlooking the piazza at Turnham Green Terrace.

Voting opened on 19 January and closes at midnight on the last day of February. The winning entry will be installed in March. We are now inviting submissions for the next work, to be installed in September.’

Abundance London will pay for the printing and installation.

Shortlisted works

Images above: Penny the Orangutan by David Kimpton; Chiswick House Dog Show by the late Alfred Daniels

David Kimpton: Penny the Orangutan

Indonesian rainforests are being cleared to create palm oil plantations. Our artwork was created to raise funds for the Sumatran Orangutan Society, whose message is ‘every penny counts’ in the fight to save the endangered animals and their environment.

Alfred Daniels: Chiswick House Dog Show

In 2014 Danny (the late Alfred Daniels) was asked to design a poster for the Chiswick House Dog Show. He enthusiastically agreed but had never used dogs as subjects before and needed some photos. Jan Preece, Chair of the Show committee, gave him a selection and from these Danny put together this painting.

Images above: Oh Vincent! by Flor Ferraco; We are all Characters by Suzan Inceer

Flor Ferraco: Oh Vincent!

“Vincent screams freedom, movement and hope. What your eyes can feel is what I want you to receive. As he said, ‘What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything…”

Suzan Inceer: We are all Characters

“It’s a London sofa, a London street, the Thames at the top left. There is an audience, but it’s unclear – who is the entertainment? Are they communicating? Being understood? Or are they/we just shouting in a language known to no one else? I, for one, am curious.”

Which one will you vote for?

To vote (or submit a new artwork), visit abundancelondon.com