Sculpture in the City is the annual programme of public artworks scattered around the City of London. Last month it launched the 2021 programme with a list of 18 contemporary artists to entice and engage you.

Sculpture in the City 2021 by Eva Rothchild
Cosmos by Eva Rothchild

It is the tenth year that Sculpture in the City has commissioned works to engage and spark conversation in these outdoor spaces.

There are works by Laure Prouvost, Eva Rothchild, Mark Handforth, Laura Arminda Kinglsey among many other notable artists.

Sculpture in the City 2021 by Laura Arminda Kingsley
Murmurs of the Deep by Laura Arminda Kingsley

In fact 18 artists have taken the brief and placed their works within some of the City’s most historical places, as well as many of the more modern buildings.

Sculpture in the City 2021 by Ruth Ewan
Silent Agitator by Ruth Ewan

Walking around the city’s famous buildings the element of surprise as you turn the corner and see the work, feels like a treasure hunt. Pick the time of day carefully and you may find yourselves with the streets to yourselves.

Sculpture in the City 2021 by Jun T Lai
Bloom Paradise by Jun T.Lai

Download the Bloomberg map and have a starting point, it will made the excursion far more fun. Don’t forget to think about where you want to stop for lunch or a coffee, as there are some excellent options to choose from. One notable stop would be 14 Hills by Jake Elwes’s Latent Space.

Sculpture in the City 2021 by Elisa Artesero
The Garden of Floating Words by Elisa Artesero

Sculpture in the City | Events

Nocturnal Creatures 2021 17 July 6-11pm : In association with the Whitechapel Gallery’s annual arts festival, for one night only. They play host to an exciting programme of installations, performances, music, film and culinary experiences. There is even a silent disco along with workshops sound installations around the sculptures it sounds like a great evening. All led by Sculpture in the City artists and associates.

This year Sculpture in the City will run until Spring 2022. Details and map for trail can be found here.