Art & Design
Although NOW Gallery is temporarily closed, you can still enjoy our outdoor spaces and the many sculptures, murals and art pieces along the art trail.
Discover oversized mermaids, giant red heads and London's longest (we think) picnic bench along the way.
As we enter another period of lockdown, please do remember to keep a safe distance from others and follow the laws as set out by the government when at Greenwich Peninsula.
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.
Head in the Wind - Allen Jones
A site-specific art piece by pop-artist, Allen Jones. Designed 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. Book tickets for free 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.
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.
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.