The Aldgate Square Commission is a new biannual commission supporting emerging artists in the UK.
Twelve artists nominated by members of the Sculpture in the City Arts Advisory Group were invited to submit a proposal for a temporary site-specific public artwork for Aldgate Square, considering the cultural and historical significance of the local area.
Aldgate Square, Image courtesy of the City of London Corporation
Following the first round of submissions, the Arts Advisory Group shortlisted five artists, who developed their proposals through a series of community workshops in June 2021.
The Aldgate Square Commission shortlisted artists are:
Two winning artwork proposals will be selected in September 2021, to launch in Aldgate Square Spring-Summer 2022 and 2023 consecutively.
The Sculpture in the City Aldgate Square Commission is delivered in partnership with Aldgate Connect BID and the City of London Corporation Outdoor Arts Programme.