Art and heritage

Last updated: 01 February 2018

Art and heritage

Tideway's Public Art and Heritage Interpretation strategies outline the development of public realm and public art for the Thames Tideway Tunnel - including permanent commissions for the foreshore structures that will remain after construction is finished, artwork on hoardings around Tideway sites and temporary commissions.

The strategies, following extensive research on the river as a whole and at each site, aim to provide inspiration and reference for artists commissioned to work with Tideway. The Heritage Interpretation Strategy will also allow partner organisations, such as the Museum of London’s Thames Discovery Programme, to provide opportunities for people of all ages to personally encounter the heritage of the Thames foreshore.

Heritage Interpretation Strategy (HIS) 

'River of Liberty' - Summary Document 

Heritage Interpretation Strategy - Summary Document

The River Thames has always played a central role in the life of London; its rich and varied history encompasses all aspects of the city’s life – economic, social, political and cultural. It has been a source of food and water, a commercial routeway, a crossing-point, a cultural conduit, an international port and a focus of political power. 

Tideway - Heritage Interpretation Strategy Full Report

Public Art Strategy (PAS) 

Art on the Tideway: Turning to Face the River 

Public Art Strategy - Art on the Tideway

The Public Art Strategy, Art on the Tideway, identifies opportunities for artists to respond to the project. Developing an ambitious commissioning programme and establishing a reputation for world-class artworks and projects are central to the strategy.