Huge congratulations to Tschabalala Self whose work has been selected for the 2026 Fourth Plinth commission.

The artist says:

‘I am honoured that my work has been selected as the next Fourth Plinth commission, Lady in Blue will bring a woman to Trafalgar Square that many can relate to. She is not an idol to venerate or a historic figurehead to commemorate. She is a woman striding forward into our collective future with ambition and purpose. She is a Londoner, who represents the city’s spirit.’

Self’s sculpture pays homage to a contemporary woman, who could be one of many Londoners walking through Trafalgar Square. Made of bronze, she will reference the square’s existing monuments, but will be patinated with Lapis Lazuli, a refined blue pigment in use since antiquity.

Tschabalala Self’s ‘Seated‘ is currently displayed on the lawns outside the Pavilion.

Read more about the announcement here:

BBC Article

Guardian Article

Posted by Luke on Friday 15 March 2024