2018 is the 6th year of the programme, and the 4th year working with the Royal Academy of Arts. Previous artwork included The Interpretation of Movement by Conrad Shawcross, Cloud: Meteors by Lucy+Jorge Orta, Chromolocomotion by David Batchelor, One More Time by Cornelia Parker RA and Thought of Train of Thought by Ron Arad RA. You can read more and see past Terrace Wire artworks by clicking here.

The Terrace Wires artwork is chosen by a panel. They seek the submission that is most inspired by the station, its beauty and grandeur, and the history and architecture of the station. 

Terrace Wires is not the only art project in the station, click here for more info.

2013: Cloud : Meteoros

Cloud : Meteoros was the first piece of public art to fill the momentous space left by Olympic Rings. Designed by celebrated sculptor and British-born artist Lucy Orta and her husband Jorge, the piece was suspended above the vast Grand Terrace for six months in 2013.

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2014: Chromolocomotion

In April 2014, we launched the second sculpture of the Terrace Wires series at St Pancras International, Chromolocomotion by David Batchelor. The colourful artwork was unlike anything ever seen at St Pancras International bathing the Grand Terrace in a Kaleidoscope of colour.

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2015: One More Time

Cornelia Parker’s work, One More Time, in 2015, was a working replica of the station’s DENT London clock. Reversed out in black and silver, it became reminiscent of a photographic negative. The black clock was suspended 16 metres in front of the original, so for those alighting from the trains the original face will gradually appear eclipsed.

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2016: Thought of Train of Thought

The 2016 artwork was by designer and Royal Academician Ron Arad. His installation, Thought of Train of Thought, was an 18-metre-long twisted blade that rotated slowly to create an optical illusion of horizontal, train-like movement. In contrast to its imposing station surroundings – “rich in architectural details, busy with movement of people, trains, billboards and other stimuli,” says Arad – the work was “minimal, monolithic and calm.”

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2017: The Interpretation of Movement

2017's art project was The Interpretation of Movement (a 9:8 in blue), by Royal Academician Conrad Shawcross.

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2018: I Want My Time With You

The Royal Academy of Arts and HS1 Ltd. has revealed a major site-specific installation, I Want My Time With You, 2018, by Royal Academician Tracey Emin for Terrace Wires, the station’s public commissioning programme for new artwork by leading international artists.

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