Admire art in the form of art tours, family workshops, performances and sculpture outdoors across the city during London Sculpture Week.
What is London Sculpture Week?
Coinciding with the launch of Frieze Sculpture, the new initiative brings together the Fourth Plinth, Frieze Sculpture, Sculpture in the City and The Line to showcase public art in the capital.
When is London Sculpture Week 2023?London Sculpture Week takes place from 16 to 24 September across London.
What events are taking place during London Sculpture Week 2023?
Reflect on questions relating to race and colonialism at an Introduction to the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square from 4pm to 4.30pm, where Samson Kambalu’s Antelope is on show as the Mayor of London’s 14th commission. 17 Sep
Frieze Sculpture Opening Day
Venture to Regent’s Park for Frieze Sculpture: a public exhibition led by independent curator and writer Fatoş Üstek, featuring works from 22 leading international artists, including Ghada Amer, Leilah Babirye, Sanford Biggers and Jyll Bradley. Frieze Sculpture runs until 29 October. 20 Sep
Free Frieze Sculpture Night Walks
Join curator Fatoş Üstek on a free 30-minute guided walk in celebration of the autumn equinox. RSVP online and select a start time of 8pm or 8.45pm. 21 Sep
Free Frieze Sculpture Curator Tour
Book online and take a free guided art walk with curator Fatoş Üstek at 12pm from Regent's Park. 24 Sep
Welcome to The Hop
Watch artists, community members and other creatives present work in The Hop, a large art installation resembling a hop garden, from 2pm to 4pm on select Sundays. 24 Sep, 1 Oct and 8 Oct
Sculpture in the City
Marvel at contemporary art scattered across the City of London’s financial district, as its iconic architecture forms the backdrop of the annual Sculpture in the City, showcasing 18 works from celebrated artists around the world.
Enjoy a host of free events and activities alongside the public exhibition:
- Get involved in a programme of free family events, performance-based workshops and walking tours during SculptureFest. 16 Sep
- Learn about this year’s collection of artworks and the iconic architectural landscape they are set within on a free tour with City of London Guides (18-23 Sep), or explore the works on the BSL guided tour with Martin Glover (16 Sep).
The Line is a free public art walk that stretches from Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Art installations emphasise areas of the natural landscape to spark discovery within spaces across east London’s waterways.
Many events are taking place across the week in celebration of the art scene:
- Engage in a public conversation led by Youth Guides, a group of east London-based 18-to-21-year-olds sharing insights into the artworks along The Line. 16-17 and 23-24 Sep
- Watch as artist Simon Faithfull gives a performance lecture titled 0º00 Navigation at Cody Dock, relating to his two personal journeys to trace the 0° line of longitude across the planet. 17 Sep
- Experience Turner-Prize-winning artist Helen Cammock’s new site-specific commission, The Lay Shaft Drive is Down, delving into the complexities of social history through performance. 17 Sep
- Bring the family to a free mask-making workshop at Greenwich Peninsula with Thames Festival Trust, where recycled materials are used to explore themes of heritage and identity in the style of Ghanaian artist Serge Attukwei Clottey. 23 Sep
- Stroll around Greenwich Peninsula as Remiiya Badru leads a BSL-interpreted guided tour of The Line and the artworks on display, as well as the nature and history that surrounds them. 23 Sep