Art on the Tideway

Art on the Tideway 

Art on the Tideway is an ambitious public art programme for London, inviting leading contemporary artists to meaningfully connect with London’s past and future as the tunnel is built. With over fifty temporary and permanent commissions, it challenges artists to animate new environments and create engaging interventions for the city’s diverse audiences. Following the east – west path of the tunnel, it marks the River Thames as a new cultural venue; as we turn back to face the river.

Public Art and Heritage Interpretation strategies

Tideway construction sites across the capital offer a platform to showcase work of local and international artists through temporary and permanent commissions. Artists working with schools and local groups created many of the temporary commissions on hoardings. These engaging visual works often explore the history of the river and its connections to different parts of London. The multi-layered and intricate artworks are installed in prominent locations providing daily visual inspiration for the public.

Our Public Art and Heritage Interpretation strategies outline the development of public realm and public art for the
Thames Tideway Tunnel.

Heritage Interpretation Strategy (HIS)

Public Art Strategy (PAS)