Terrace Wires is a prominent programme for public art, bringing a series of major installations to St Pancras International’s iconic Barlow Shed roof, where they are suspended in front of the station’s famous clock. It offers 48 million travellers each year the chance to experience the latest contemporary art as they pass through the station.
If you were passing through St Pancras Station last year, you would have noticed our 2017 Terrace Wires art project in all its glory.
The installation was in partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts, the station proudly showcased The Interpretation of Movement (a 9:8 in blue), 2017 by UK artist Conrad Shawcross RA.
This was his largest mechanical work at the time, stretching out to 16m in diameter underneath the vast St Pancras International roof. Mesmerising and methodical, it consisted of three articulated arms with sails that expand and contract as they orbit and eclipse each other in mid-air.
St Pancras International is proud to be the home of some specially commissioned pieces of Art.