Art & Design
Whether you want to be inspired, provoked or simply immersed in beauty, art exists in a myriad of forms on the Peninsula. Pop into the NOW Gallery and explore work by the most exciting names in the design world. Discover installations in public spaces. Attend workshops where your own masterpieces await conception.
Growing up on Greenwich Peninsula partly inspired Damien Hirst's 'Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable' collection.
Things to see and do
The Mermaid - Damien Hirst
One of two current public pieces from former Peninsula resident, Damien Hirst. Located at the heart of The Tide overlooking the river.
Seafood Disco - Studio Morison
A 27m long, riverside picnic bench situated along The Tide, adjacent to The Jetty.
Boldly designed by Marks Barfield, your free local hub of contemporary art. 4th October - 17th November - Human Stories: Circa No Future, the first UK solo exhibition by West Indian photographer Nadia Huggins.
Head in the Wind - Allen Jones
A site-specific art piece by pop-artist, Allen Jones. Design to be viewed from above and below.
Siblings - Morag Myerscough
Morag Myerscough of Studio Myerscough has brought her signature splash of colour to The Tide
Hydra and Kali - Damien Hirst
From Damien Hirst's 'Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable' features the Hindu goddess, Kali fighting a giant Hydra
33 - Studio Weave in collaboration with HATO
33 is a three-storey decorative folly by Studio Weave in collaboration with HATO, laced with themes about home. You can book tickets to climb the sculpture and enjoy 360° views of the Peninsula, from Central Park to the O2.
A Pinch In Time — Fleafolly Architects
Millennium Way’s visual extravaganza uses more than 1,200 digitally-printed ceramic tiles.
Assembly Way - Jack Taylor
This vibrant, humorous mural draws on a palette of just eight aerosol paints.
Big Dreamer — Matt Blease
A NOW Gallery commission makes canvases of construction site hoardings.
A Bullet From A Shooting Star - Alex Chinneck
An upside-down electricity pylon is a surrealist spectacle on the South Bank. It's also part of The Line, London's first dedicated modern and contemporary art walk.
The Optic Cloak - Conrad Shawcross
The mechanical sculptor reimagines an industrial flue as a shimmering mirage.
Rush - Clubhouse on The Tide
Find Rush at the Clubhouse on The Tide. Designed by LYN Atelier, tune into your senses and enjoy this immersive installation.
Liberty Grip - Gary Hume
An abstract human form, cast in bronze, right on the bank of the river. It's also part of The Line.
Quantum Cloud - Antony Gormley
The Angel of the North creator’s tallest piece to date invites pause and reflection as part of The Line, London's first dedicated modern and contemporary art walk.
CONRAD SHAWCROSS, ARTIST
One of the paradoxes about [camouflage] is that on one level it’s very arresting, while on another it disappears.