Art on the Underground is a pioneer in commissioning contemporary artworks that enrich the journeys of millions on the Tube every day. From large-scale commissions at Gloucester Road station to the pocket Tube map cover commissions, Art on the Underground has gathered a roll-call of the best artists over 15 years, maintaining art as a central element of Transport for London’s identity and engaging passengers and staff in a sense of shared ownership.
Art on the Underground is delivered by a dedicated curatorial team who together bring a breadth of specialist expertise and experience. The team commission and deliver extraordinary contemporary art projects, programmes and events for audiences in a variety of public settings.
London Underground has been one of London’s most consistent and pioneering public sector patrons of the arts due to a commitment to the arts and excellence in design led by Frank Pick, Managing Director in the early 20th Century. Numerous artists, designers and craftspeople have been in every aspect of its architecture, poster design, train livery and upholstery as well as its site specific art commissions in stations.