What is on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square now?

Heather Phillipson’s vast physical and digital sculpture tops the Fourth Plinth with a giant swirl of whipped cream, a cherry, a fly and a drone that transmits a live feed of Trafalgar Square.

Who constructed the 4th plinth?

The Fourth Plinth was meant to hold a bronze equestrian statue of King William IV by Sir Charles Barry. It was never installed. Some 170 years later, Elmgreen & Dragset completed the process with their unique take on traditional equestrian statues. ‘Powerless Structures, Fig.

Which other artists have displayed work on the 4th plinth?

The Fourth Plinth Commission (2005–present)

Dates Artist Title
5 March 2015 – 6 September 2016 Hans Haacke Gift Horse
29 September 2016 – 6 March 2018 David Shrigley Really Good
28 March 2018 – 2020 Michael Rakowitz The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist
30 July 2020 – September 2022 Heather Phillipson The End

Who or what is on the plinths at the four corners of Trafalgar Square?

At each of the four corners of Trafalgar Square stands a plinth with the two southern plinths carrying sculptures of Henry Havelock and Charles James Napier.

What’s on the plinths in Trafalgar Square?

There are two other statues on plinths, both installed during the 19th century: General Sir Charles James Napier by George Cannon Adams in the south-west corner in 1855, and Major-General Sir Henry Havelock by William Behnes in the south-east in 1861.

What was Trafalgar Square called before?

Charing Cross
Trafalgar Square (/trəˈfælɡər/ trə-FAL-gər) is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, established in the early 19th century around the area formerly known as Charing Cross.

Is Alison Lapper married?

Alison Lapper MBE (born 7 April 1965) is a British artist….Alison Lapper.

Alison Lapper MBE
Alma mater Heatherley School of Fine Art University of Brighton School of Art
Spouse(s) Simon L Clift (married 02/10/21)
Children Parys Lapper

What statue was removed from Trafalgar?

A statue of RAF hero Sir Keith Park has been taken down from the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. Sir Keith commanded RAF squadrons that defended London and the South East from World War II Luftwaffe attacks in 1940.

What was the first Fourth Plinth?

In 1841 the Fourth Plinth was built in Trafalgar Square. Of course, it wouldn’t have been known as the Fourth Plinth then. The pedestal was originally intended to display a statue of William IV, but due to insufficient funds, no one got round to that.

How tall is the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree 2021?

The tree, which stands at more than 20 metres (66 feet) tall, is illuminated with hundreds of light bulbs set in vertical strings of light, which is the traditional way Norwegians decorate their trees.