UP Projects have been appointed by Crossrail as curators of a major new public artwork, which will be installed along the Elizabeth line trackside wall in Newham running through Custom House, Silvertown and North Woolwich. At more than a mile long,it is believed that the artwork will be one of the longest ever commissioned in the UK.

Artists Sonia Boyce, Oscar Murillo and Amalia Pica have been shortlisted to work with local people to deliver concepts for the wall artwork. These three internationally-renowned artists, each with significant ties to Newham and east London, all have experience of working with people to shape their artistic and socially-engaged practice. From the 20th March, they will have three months to undertake research and engage the local community as part of their artistic process before presenting their proposals to the public via an exhibition in which people will be able to comment on their favourite proposal. Following this, a Steering Panel made up of community representatives and local councillors will select the final artist to carry out the commission, which will be announced in July 2017.

Have your say

An exhibition of the three artists’ proposals will be travelling around community spaces for a week beginning Monday 19 June, giving you the opportunity find out more about their proposals and to give feedback on your favourite.

Come and see what the artists are proposing:

Mon 19 June

  • 11am–12.30pm at North Woolwich Library, 5 Pier Rd, E16 2LJ
  • 5–7pm at Asta Community Hub, 14a Camel Rd, E16 2DE

Tue 20 June

  • 11am–12.30pm at Custom House Library, Prince Regent Ln, E16 3JJ
  • 4–6pm at The Garden Community Café, 7 Cundy Rd, E16 3DJ

Wed 21 June

  • 11am–1pm at Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre, Albert Rd, E16 2JB
  • 3–4pm at Drew Primary School (Students & Parents only), 32 Parker St, E16 2DJ

Thu 22 June

  • 11am–2pm at Tate & Lyle Factory (Staff only), Factory Rd, E16 2EW
  • 2.30–5.30pm at Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre, Albert Rd, E16 2JB;
  • 6–8pm at The Royal British Legion, 14 Constance St, E16 2DQ

Fri 23 June

  • 5–8pm at Shipman Youth Centre, 340 Prince Regent Ln, E16 3JH

Sat 24 June

  • 12–4pm at North Woolwich Community Market, Pier Parade, E16 2LJ

Events are free and all are welcome, just turn up!

Click here to download the exhibition schedule flyer.


Phoebe Moore Phoebe@suttonpr.com