Two public works of art are being commissioned by the Borough as part of the Kensington Academy and Leisure Centre scheme. One is destined for inside the building while the other will be outside in the redesigned open space of Lancaster Green near Latimer Road station. This is part of a £57.8m investment in North Kensington with £40.2m of funding committed by the council and an additional £17.6m Government funding for the Kensington Aldridge Academy.
The opportunity for a large scale landmark sculpture has already attracted a shortlist of five world renowned artists. Nigel Hall RA, Nick Hornby working with Sinta Tantra, Paul Hosking, and Julian Opie are all working on proposals.
Later this month, an interview panel with representatives from the Kensington Aldridge Academy, Leisure Centre, the Public Art Panel and local Councillors, will meet to select the final artist.