Five artists have been shortlisted to put forward proposals for two new pieces of public art as part of the Kensington Academy and Leisure Centre scheme.

The Royal Borough’s Public Art Panel has recommended the commissioning of two works of art: one inside the new Kensington Leisure Centre and the other outside in the redesigned and improved open space of Lancaster Green.

The panel sent the brief for these two commissions to a number of artists and five have agreed to put forward proposals.  They are:

  • Daniel Chadwick
  • Nigel Hall RA
  • Nick Hornby working with Sinta Tantra
  • Paul Hosking
  • Julian Opie

Information about the work of these artists may be found on: and and and

We would welcome constructive comments from residents about the work of the shortlisted artists. These should be sent to the Council’s Arts Service by Monday 16 June 2014.

An interview panel, including representatives from the Kensington Aldridge Academy, Leisure Centre, the Public Art Panel and local Councillors, will meet later in the month to select the final artist.

For latest information on the Kensington Academy and Leisure Centre scheme visit