Public Art

Jun 20, 2015
The Source

Her Majesty the Queen unveiled greyworld’s artwork at the London Stock Exchange. A grid of cables allows physical pixels to move and flow, as the stock market changes.

Sep 20, 2012

Users are invited to pick up a paint bucket and place it in the Filling Station. There, they can take their photo and see it flow in to the…

Jan 23, 2012
Trafalgar Sun

On one of the most depressing days of the year, greyworld created a special Sun, which spread its dawn light throughout London’s Trafalgar Square.

Jan 6, 2012

Timed to appear as London celebrates the Queens Jubilee and the London Olympics, greyworld’s take on the iconic red phone box was installed in some of the most recognisable…

Nov 22, 2011
Public Toilet

greyworld created this ceramic sculpture for World Toilet Day, November 19th, 2012. The Squatting figure, relieving itself in public, was created to raise awareness for the 1.1 billion who…

Oct 6, 2011
Clockwork Forest

The forest is often the mysterious location of secret stories, of distant sounds from hidden camp fires, of secret meetings and unexplained sounds. In the Clockwork Forest, we have…

Oct 5, 2011
The Musicbox

On 23 September 2013, greyworld turned the Royal Albert Hall and its 5000 audience members into a giant, interactive music box.

Sep 22, 2011

A special signpost with five moving arms is installed in the lobby of Corelli College, London. Each arm can point to anything on the earth or the solar system,…

May 15, 2011
The Tail

Everyone wants to have a tail. We wanted one that could do all the naughty things you dream of, but dont dare. Get a Tail to express your cheeky…

May 10, 2011

Installed at the Copernicus Centre in Warsaw, Poland, greyworld have a new kinetic artwork called Wave. Comprising of 16 polished metal rods, the artwork responds to peoples…

Apr 20, 2011

We often delight in the simple pleasure of picking up a stick and running it along a set of railings, making a lovely “clack-clack-clack” sound. greyworld tuned these railings…

Apr 20, 2010
greyworld book

greyworld’s new book, entitled In The City, has just been published. The book is hardback, 64 pages, and beautifully illustrated throughout…

Apr 15, 2010

The entire town of Burnley has become a canvas for magical paintings that appear and disappear throughout the day and night. Some as big as a house, others as…

Apr 15, 2010
Bins & Benches

Five bins and four benches have been injected with a magic serum of life so that they can break free from their staid and fixed positions to roam free…

Apr 15, 2010

What appears to be the remains of a playing field is still visible through the overgrown grass. As people explore this area they unlock the ghostly sound of past…

Apr 15, 2010
Urban Samples

Urban Samples is an installation that takes fragments of from the urban environment. When touched or examined the elements create music, evocative of their original location…

Apr 15, 2010

greyworld have created a permanent 55m installation for a striking new Foster and Partners development in historic Spitalfields, East London. The work of art occupies the full height of…

Apr 15, 2010
The Layer

The Layer is an art system created to articulate transit spaces through a series of contact sculptures.

Feb 18, 2010
Dreaming of Big

greyworld have recently completed work on a pop up book, following a little girls’ journey in to town.

Nov 15, 2009

Visitors to the installation space are requested to think of a word. Any word at all. They are handed a white cube, which they hold. As they speak their…

Apr 15, 2009

At first glance each object would appear to be an ordinary bollard, ubiquitous in public spaces. However, these objects have been injected with a magic serum that has transformed…

Aug 1, 2007
Clockwork Book

Over the last few years, we have been playing with simple symbols that encourage interaction in direct and gentle ways. As such, the Clockwork Key needs no instructions –…

Apr 20, 2007

At first glance Monument to the Unknown Artist appears to be a simple bronze statue, dressed in a neck scarf and loose fitting suit. However, this artwork is rather…

Apr 20, 2006
Flavin Music

Soundscape is a work inspired by Dan Flavin’s iconic light installations to accompany a retrospective of his work at the Hayward Gallery in London. The sound work is comprised…

Apr 15, 2005

Trace is a permanent sound installation for the historic maze at Hampton Court Palace. As visitors pass through the maze they trigger a series of sounds that capture the…

Apr 15, 2005
Digital You

At first glance the installation appear to be a mirror of the real world of the gallery space. However, this mirror image of our world is transposed onto a…

Apr 15, 2004
World bench

Worldbench is an ambitious art installation that uses park benches to unite locations around the world from Berlin to Newcastle, London to Cape Town.

Dec 20, 2003
The Game

“The thrill is not in the bang, only in the anticipation of it” – Alfred Hitchcock The Game is monument to Alfred Hitchcock in his birthplace – Leytonstone, east…

Nov 8, 2003

Waiting is a one minute film about AIDS created for Nelson Mandela’s charity ‘46664’ and shown at the landmark concert in Cape Town, South Africa..

May 20, 2003

Tune is a sound work that treats the FACT building in Liverpool as the canvas for a single sonic composition. The work interrogates two layers of the building: its…

May 19, 2003
Experiments (Taste)

In mid 2010, we were approached by OgilvyOne, an ad agency, with an interesting brief: what does the taste of something look like? We were excited by the prospect…

Apr 15, 2003
Colour stops

Colourstops (1,2) is a permanent sound installation in two bus shelters, along the Manchester Road in Bradford. The work of art subtly alters the space of the shelter with…

Jul 20, 2002
Dog eat Dog

We were invited by the BBC to create two interactive games to appear on this popular television programme. The first game, Video Jigsaw, used a hidden camera and a…

Jun 4, 2002
Six Lifts

In September 2002 Sonic Arts Network was asked to produce an installation for the CISAC World Congress 2002, the annual conference for the international confederation of authors and composers….

Apr 20, 2002

Observation is a kind of sound x-ray. A number of floor-mounted telescopes are placed at various points in a city, overlooking an urban scene. Each element has a thin…

Apr 20, 2002
Three Windows

In April 2002 we were asked to come up with some proposals for Selfridges, a famous department store in London’s Oxford Street. The opportunity to create some work in…

Jul 20, 2001
Urban Sketches

Rather than showing a finished and looped piece of video work, the Urban Sketches installation makes the space and its inhabitants the subject of the work and its authors…

Dec 20, 2000
Parkbench 2

The park bench: a place for quiet contemplation, for lovers, for tension, for refuge and for desire. In December 2000 we were invited to create an installation for an…

Sep 20, 2000
Klang Entree

As visitors climb the stairs to enter the gallery, their motion is translated into a gentle, ephemeral musical composition..

Aug 20, 1999
Recordings & Albums

Greyworld’s work has always used sound as a vital element in the installation. Sound is an important part of everything we create – from playful sound installations in foot…

Apr 20, 1999

Sound Awards celebrates the unique sounds found in our cities. The project began thirteen years ago, as an ongoing art scheme in urban areas. Originally, the awards were installed…

Mar 20, 1999

The “Sonic Boom” exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, London, U.K. featured some of the world’s finest artists working with sound. We created Stairway a site specific sound sculpture, which…

Nov 11, 1996

For a week in April 2006, greyworld transformed the largest shopping centre in Paris, Forum Des Halles into a giant sound sculpture, entitled Shopping. The intention was to create…