Week 40: FMP- Art on the Underground
This week I read one article about London Underground. It calls ‘Art on the Underground: Giles Round and Assemble commissioned to celebrate London Tube‘. Building on past successes, Art on the Underground is at the forefront of contemporary debate about how art can shape public space. Art on the Underground is an ambitious, risk-taking programme. The campaign support new work that acknowledges and addresses the Tube’s vast public as they pass through public space, focusing attention upon shared experiences. Capitalising on the Tube’s unique spaces and infrastructure, Art on the Underground presents contemporary art as an essential part of millions of journeys.
As the article, 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. 
Art on the Underground has an incredible track record in commissioning high-calibre contemporary artworks for London Underground. Launched in 2000 to promote greater understanding of the Tube as a cultural and social environment, Art on the Underground’s mission is to work with leading artists to create extraordinary projects across Transport for London, enriching customers’ journeys today and for the future.
Design Work Leisure (DWL) is a design office established by artist Giles Round in 2015.
Find Project on Map. Use our interactive map to discover where on the network you can find our current and permanent projects. Visiting information can be found on individual project pages.
Art on the Underground main website: https://art.tfl.gov.uk/