Time To Vote For The Next Artwork For Chiswick's '4th Plinth'

Shortlist of four selected for one new occupant of the Turnham Green Piazza space

fourth plinth, peter blake
The artwork was unveiled in 2019 at a street party


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The next occupant of the 4th Plinth at Turnham Green Terrace will be known soon as voting gets underway to select a new artwork for the space.

The W4th Plinth artspace was launched by Abundance London in September 2019, taking its name from the Trafalgar Square 4th plinth of rotating artworks.

While Sir Peter Blake's Chiswick Empire Theatre held the stage for the first 6 months, they welcomed submissions for the next artwork.

Karen Liebreich said: "We had 31 submissions, of very high quality and it was a difficult decision. A panel led by Sir Peter Blake selected the shortlist of four, and these will now be subject to public vote to decide which one will be installed for the next six months on the wall overlooking the piazza at Turnham Green Terrace."

Voting will open on Sunday 19 January and close at midnight on the last day of February. The winning entry will be installed in March. Submissions will also re-open on Monday for the next work, to be installed in September. To vote (or submit a new artwork), visit www.abundancelondon.com

The shortlisted works are:

Alfred Daniels: Chiswick House Dog Show

chiswick dog show

In 2014 Danny (the late Alfred Daniels) was asked to design a poster for the Chiswick House Dog Show. He enthusiastically agreed but had never used dogs as subjects before, and needed some photos. Jan Preece, Chair of the Show committee, volunteered to take some for him. This proved quite a challenge but from the selection Danny put together this painting, which was used for the poster and programme. The painting was subsequently auctioned, raising money towards the running of this popular Chiswick community event.

Flor Ferraco: Oh Vincent!

oh vincent artwork

“Vincent screams freedom, movement and hope. What your eyes can feel is what I want you to receive. As he said, ‘What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything...”

David Kimpton: Penny the Orangutan

penny the orangutan, artwork

Indonesian rainforests are being cleared to create palm oil plantations. Our artwork was created to raise funds for the Sumatran Orangutan Society, whose message is ‘every penny counts’ in the fight to save the endangered animals and their environment. This artwork was created over several days in our studio opposite Chiswick town hall.

Suzan Inceer: We are all Characters

we are all characters, artwork

“It’s a London sofa, a London street the Thames at the top left. There is an audience, but it’s unclear – who is the entertainment? Are they communicating? Being understood? Or are they/we just shouting in a language known to no one else? I, for one, am curious.” www.sinceer.studio.

Abundance London’s W4th Plinth

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January 18, 2020

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