Art & Design
Art and ideas abound on every turn at Greenwich Peninsula, from the hotly-anticipated new neighbourhood, Design District, to free exhibitions at the renowned, NOW Gallery. Delve beyond Peninsula Square, and you’ll be rewarded with The Tide, a linear walkway that connects to the Riverside path, which will guide you on an inspirational sculpture trail taking in artworks by Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst and Morag Myerscough.
Things to see and do
*Opening September 2021* Design District
A hubbub of design and creativity opens in September 2021 and will be home to 1,800 creatives.
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.
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.
Slice Of Reality - Richard Wilson
Part of The Line, the exposed living quarters of a dissected sand dredger is an arresting sight.
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CONRAD SHAWCROSS, ARTIST
One of the paradoxes about [camouflage] is that on one level it’s very arresting, while on another it disappears.