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1 October 2010

Peruse potential Plinth projects

The rolling programme of art on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square is often a source of controversy and debate, and at the 2010 Shortlist Exhibition, in Foyer at St Martin-in-the-Field, examines possibilities for a new artwork for the Fourth Plinth, to be displayed during the period covering the 2012 Olympics.

The possible plinth projects include a giant blue cockerel, an integrated cash machine and pipe organ, and an oversized Battenberg cake made of bricks, so they will inevitably foster the usual "But Is It Art?" discussions.

This free exhibition also provides cards for visitors to vote and comment on their favourite. For what it's worth, your philistine author went for the cash machine, as there are never enough around when you need one.

The 2010 shortlist exhibition runs every day until 31st October in the Foyer beneath St-Martin-in-the-Field. Enter via the spiral staircase in the glass pavilion on Church Path, just off the square. For more, see http://www.london.gov.uk/fourthplinth/

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