Voting opens to choose next community artwork for W4th Plinth

Image above: The earth from the Suomi NPP satellite

Nearly 500 submissions whittled down to just 12

Voting is now open to choose the latest artwork to adorn the railway embankment wall on Turnham Green Terrace – aka the ‘W4th plinth’.

Organisers Abundance London have whittled down nearly 500 entries from artists to a shortlist of 12 candidates to replace the current image The earth from the Suomi NPP satellitewhich has been on the wall since January 2022.

The public will make the final choice from the 12 images shown below. To vote, go to the Abundance London webiste. Voting closes at midnight on Friday 31 March.

Choose your favourite

Images above: ‘I want out’, Valerie Ellis; ‘Water Pool in the Forest 1’, Cinzia D’Alberti

Images above: ‘Sky’, Sally Gatie; ‘Paris Study No 1’, Philip Michael Wolfson

Images above: ‘Arthopod’, Karen Grosman; ‘Spiralling’, Tom Allwinton

Images above: ‘The Real World Is Where The Monsters Are’, Helen Grundy; ‘Chiswick Bridge’, Giovanna Iorio

Images above: ‘Fern Girl’, Cristina Schek; ‘Voice Extender’, Benna Gaean Maris

Images above: ‘Ceiling In The Sky’, Cristina Schek; ‘Plot Points’, Tanya Meditzky

“Many of the submissions were gorgeous but the jury felt that expanded to a massive 4m x 4m the impact of the intimate nature of their art might not be well represented” said Karen Liebreich, director of Abundance London.

“Some artworks simply could not be reproduced at large enough scale. There was, as they say, lengthy and frank discussion amongst the members of the jury.”

The jury who have chosen the 12 images below are Karen, Peter Burgess, Sarah Cruz, Steve Nutt, Tanya Saunders, Georgia Simmonds and Karen Wyatt.

Read more about the jury and the selection process here: New art works being chosen for the ‘W4th plinth’

“The twelve artworks shortlisted are all wonderful says Karen. “There is a huge variety of images, techniques, styles, reflecting the wide variety of artist submissions.”

You will be asked to make three choices, to be submitted in order of preference. The organisers say there is a rigorous system of preventing multiple votes.

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