The KCAW Public Art Trail creates ambitious temporary installations across our area of West London.


Now in its fifth edition, KCAW runs an OPEN CALL (closed on 10 January) for artists, creative organisations and curators to submit artworks to be displayed in a variety of public spaces for one month or longer during KCAW in Summer 2022.

2022 Theme is NOURISH
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Participation in KCAW is an opportunity to engage new audiences, it provides a platform on which to present work in extraordinary locations while exhibiting alongside renowned cultural organisations and leading artists. Successful proposals for the Public Art feature public art installations in the borough’s public realm and urban spaces.

Additionally, shortlisted proposals are featured in the festival’s press and communications materials, online and in print, as well as benefit from further media coverage of the event. The KCAW Public Art Trail is a key feature of the KCAW programming both during the festival and year-round, often providing the sites for workshops, talks and tours.


Public Art Trail Artists (2021)

+ Amy Jackson
+ Anthony Garratt

+ Gold & Ashes
+ Lee Baker and Catherine Borowski
+ Lauren Baker
+ LR Vandy

+ Rand Abdul Jabbar in partnership with Shubbak Festival

+ Yan Skates

+ Zak Ové

Art Committee (2021)

The shortlisted proposals were evaluated by an Art Committee made up of leading names from the visual arts, performance arts, literature and media:

+ Tim Marlow OBE (Chief Executive and Director, Design Museum)
+ Sara Blonstein (Blonstein Creative Production)
+ Michael Forbes (artist)
+ Marie Cudennec Carlisle (C&E and Co-Founder, Goldfinger Factory)
+ Bolanle Tajudeen (Founder, Black Blossoms and Independent Curator)
+ Tabish Khan (Art Critic; Visual Arts Editor, Londonist)
+ Councillor Gerard Hargreaves (Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)
+ Faisal Abdu'Allah (Artist)
+ Kensington & Chelsea Foundation (KCAW21 Charity Partner)

+ Sokari Douglas Camp (Artist)

Meet 2022 Art Committee

The Art Committee evaluates the shortlisted proposals made up of leading names from the visual arts, performance arts, literature, and media:

+ Angel Monzon (Director, Vessel Gallery)

+ Caroline Jennings (Head of Events and PR, Cadogan)

+ Catherine Loewe (Co-founder, Eye of the Huntress)

+ Chris Day (Glass Artist)

+ Clare Burnett (Sculptor, President of Royal Society of Sculptors)

+ Maeve Doyle (Art Critic, Artistic Director, Maddox Gallery)

+ Richard Woods (Artist, KCAW ART Trail alumnus)

+ Ryan Lanji (Cultural Producer, TV personality)

+ Sarah Gaventa (Creative Director, Earls Court Development Company, Illuminated River Foundation)

+ Stacie McCormick (Artist, Founder, Unit 1 Gallery)

+ Seyi Adelekun (Artist)