Artichoke works with artists to create extraordinary and ambitious public art in cities, the countryside and on coastlines around the UK.

We have created some of the most celebrated outdoor art in recent times, including the Lumiere light festivals, The Sultan’s Elephant, Antony Gormley’s One & Other Fourth Plinth commission and Temple.


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March 24, 2020

On This Day: Revisiting Apollo 50 by Mader Wiermann

On this day exactly one year ago, as part of County Durham’s Year of Culture, we transformed Victor Pasmore’s Apollo Pavilion in Peterlee. Read More

January 15, 2020

Women Making History: PROCESSIONS 2018

We’re publishing a book! Women Making History is a unique, fully-illustrated collection of all 100 banners commissioned as part of PROCESSIONS. Pre-order your copy now and your name will be listed as a Subscriber in the book. … Read More

December 17, 2019

Artist Interview: Adam Finlay, NOVAK “Art can make people feel the immediacy of global warming and take action.”

NOVAK are back in the capital with a spectacular public artwork for the first time since Lumiere London 2016. Imminence is a new work commissioned by Bloomberg Philanthropies and produced by Artichoke to awaken Londoners to the urgency of the climate crisis. Today we’re in conversation with Studio Director, Adam Finlay about… Read More

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As a registered charity, Artichoke’s events are entirely dependent on additional funding from individuals and organisations.

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London 1666, David Best, London’s Burning, a festival of arts and ideas for Great Fire 350. Produced by Artichoke. Photo by Matthew Andrews