Forget the Fourth Plinth, there’s a new art space in town that needs filling. And you don’t have to be an artistic luminary to enter.
The Royal Institution has two niches it wants to beautify. The Grade I listed building on Albemarle Street, Mayfair will reopen this summer after a £20 million refurbishment. The lecture hall is already up and running again, but soon we’ll see a bar, restaurant and other features to lure the science-shy public.
To celebrate, the RI are looking for works of art to enliven the interior. Entries for the Niche Prize can be in any medium, and can even employ wifi technology. They should demonstrate the beauty and excitement of science; an apt subject in the home of the famous Christmas Lectures and the place where ten chemical elements were discovered.
Closing date is 22 February.
Images courtesy of the Royal Institution. And not Flickr, for a change.