Art On The Underground Announces Programme of Women Artists for 2018

 Njideka Akunyili Crosby, 2016  (c) Brigitte Sire. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London & Venice.

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, 2016  (c) Brigitte Sire. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London & Venice.

Art on the Underground will commission a year-long programme of women artists in 2018, which marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, enabling all men and some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time.

To mark this, Art on the Underground, Transport for London’s public art programme, has commissioned work by an international selection of women artists with highlights including:

A major project with British artist Heather Phillipson filling the 80 metre long disused platform at Gloucester Road station

  • A major new billboard commission by British artist Linder at Southwark station
  • Tube map covers by Romanian artist Geta Brătescu and French artist Marie Jacotey
  • The first commission in a new programme at Brixton station taking the Brixton murals as an initial point of departure, by Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby