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Now in its sixth year, the critically acclaimed Sculpture in the City returns to the Square Mile with contemporary works from internationally renowned artists.

Seventeen artworks in 20 locations ranging considerably in scale - from a seven-metre high cast iron head, to a series of delicate and playful lead paper chains - are thoughtfully placed between iconic architectural landmarks such as the Gherkin and the Cheesegrater. Wander the City's public spaces and stumble upon world-class public art, on an urban canvas recognised across the globe.

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Download the SMARTIFY app for Apple or Android and scan any of this year's sculptures to receive immediate access to extra commentary, as well as a map of the SITC 2016 trail.


This year, discover exciting works by:

  • Anthony Caro
  • Petroc Sesti (no longer on display)
  • Benedetto Pietromarchi
  • Enrico David (no longer on display)
  • Gavin Turk
  • Giuseppe Penone
  • Huma Bhabha
  • Jaume Plensa
  • Jürgen Partenheimer
  • Lizi Sánchez
  • Mat Collishaw
  • Michael Lyons
  • Recycle Group
  • Sarah Lucas
  • Shan Hur
  • Ugo Rondinone
  • William Kentridge & Gerhard Marx 

Learn about the artworks on display.

Education Programme

Sculpture in the City offers exciting opportunities for young people to engage with the City of London, through a complementary education programme, run by Open City. Working with artists, architects and volunteers, students from eight local schools participate in workshops that explore and creatively respond to the public spaces, buildings, and sculptures.

Free community events and tours were held following these workshops:

  • Archikids 23 and 24 July
  • Open House London Weekend 17 and 18 September

Learn more about the Education Programme.

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    View a video   of the artworks on display. 

    Download the SITC2016 map (460KB) and discover 17 world-class artworks in 20 locations across the Square Mile.