Art Capital: Art for the Elizabeth line

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Past Exhibition

This exhibition was on 13 Mar 2018 - 6 May 2018

Spectacular new public art commissions by British and international artists will be unveiled across London from December 2018. The Crossrail Art Programme is working with artists to create public art in and around the new central London Elizabeth line stations. This unprecedented project will significantly enrich the presence of contemporary art in the capital’s public realm.

In the first overview of the Crossrail artworks, material such as maquettes, sketches and prototypes are displayed in the gallery’s project and archive spaces. The exhibition reveals the artists’ ideas and the complex process for turning artistic proposals into deliverable public art.


Curated by Whitechapel Gallery in partnership with Crossrail.

The new public art for the Elizabeth line has been selected by the Crossrail Art Foundation and is being funded from donations by corporate sponsors, with match funding from the City of London Corporation.

Exhibition graphics provided by Omni.



Spencer Finch work

Spencer Finch

A Cloud Index, 2016  



© Darren Almond

Darren Almond

Departure, 2017 
Bond Street 

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Richard Wright

untitled (03.02.09), 2009  
Tottenham Court Road 

Douglas Gordon work

Douglas Gordon

Revue, 2018 
Tottenham Court Road 

Simon Perotin work 1

Simon Periton

Vicious Turquoise, 2006


Conrad Shawcross work

Conrad Shawcross

Digital rendering of Manifold (Major Third 5:4), 2017  
Liverpool Street 


Yayoi Kusama work

Yayoi Kusama

Digital rendering of Infinite Accumulation, 2017  
Liverpool Street 



CJ1250_Untitled_2017 cropped

Chantal Joffe

Study for ‘A Sunday Afternoon in Whitechapel’ I, 2017 


Michal Rovner work

Michal Rovner

Artwork commission for Canary Wharf Station Preliminary Sketch 
Canary Wharf



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