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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May 13, 2019

Janet Echelman’s Living, Breathing Sculptures: “Why are we making art if it’s not about life?”

Lumiere festival artist, Janet Echelman builds light-as-air sculptures at the scale of sky scrapers. … Read More

April 5, 2019

“Public art feeds souls”: An Interview with Artichoke Heart, Oona van den Berg

We caught up with one of our Artichoke Hearts, Oona van den Berg about the joy of public art and her journey as a member of our friends’ scheme.  … Read More

April 3, 2019

Apollo 50

Thousands joined us on the Sunny Blunts Estate in Peterlee to see Victor Pasmore’s Apollo Pavilion in a breathtaking, new light. … 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