Artists announced to create major public artworks for London's Elizabeth Line

Yayoi Kusama and Conrad Shawcross have been unveiled as the final two artists selected to create major new works of public art for the Crossrail Art Programme. Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama will create her first permanent UK installation for WilkinsonEyre's new Liverpool Street Elizabeth Line station at Broadgate, British artist Conrad Shawcross will create a bronze sculpture outside the station’s western entrance at Moorgate. 

WilkinsonEyre is also currently working on a new scheme for 21 Moorfields – located above the Moorgate entrance, where Shawcross's work will be situated. The development covers approximately 564,000ft² incorporating high-quality retail and commercial office space, improved pedestrian permeability via a reconfigured Highwalk and a new public square.

An exhibition showcasing the ideas of all nine artists who have been selected for the Crossrail Art Programme is now on display at Whitechapel Gallery.
Art Capital: Art for the Elizabeth Line runs until 6 May 2018. 

Image © Yayoi Kusama