Catherine Yass: Public Art, London, 2022

Curated on behalf of Lacuna

Catherine Yass, Split Sides, 2003 (stage set design for Merce Cunningham Trust) © The Artist

Catherine Yass will take over a 24-metre-long wall of the neighbouring St Mary’s Hospital to deliver a large-scale collaborative photographic installation featuring and celebrating NHS workers. It will be the artist’s first public realm commission in London and one of three new permanent public artworks at Paddington Square. The artwork was selected from an invited-competition curated by Lacuna and selected by an independent jury.

The artist has been working closely with a cross-section of NHS staff, the in-house curatorial team and various stakeholder groups to ensure that the work is reflective of the hospital’s past and present accomplishments.” – said Stella Ioannou, director of Lacuna (The Art Newspaper, 25 October 2021)

Catherine Yass, Untitled (study for Tanner Lane Permanent Public Art Commission, London), 2022 © The Artist

Paddington Square is London’s new quarter for work, culture, retail and dining at the heart of Paddington’s regeneration. Conceived by developer Sellar, a 14-storey crystalline building designed by architect practice Renzo Piano Building Workshop will sit at the centre of the new development. It includes a new Bakerloo Line entrance for the London Underground, west London’s highest rooftop dining experience and a 1.35-acre public square, providing a striking new arrival experience for Paddington Station.

The Paddington Square public art programme is commissioned by Sellar and curated by Stella Ioannou, director and Jade Niklai, associate curator, Lacuna.

Paddington Square, London (rendering by Grain) © RPBW, Sellar