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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January 14, 2019

Waltham Forest, London’s First Borough of Culture: Can creative status revive our cities?

This weekend Waltham Forest in North East London became our first ever Borough of Culture, but is yet another competition for cultural status truly a chance for creative freedom? … Read More

December 20, 2018

Art of Change and Olafur Eliasson’s Ice Watch: “Art has great potential for changing the world”

Does public art have the power to inspire action against climate change? Or is it a waste of energy? We visited the launch of Olafur Eliasson’s Ice Watch London at Tate Modern. … Read More

December 3, 2018

Fujiko Nakaya’s Fog: “The fact that it disappears is what I like most.”

To mark 10 years of Lumiere, we’re revisiting some of the artists featured in the festival, starting with Fujiko Nakaya and her spectacular fog sculptures. … Read More

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

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