Andrew Shoben

Andrew Shoben

Andrew Shoben

Founder, Greyworld

Andrew Shoben is the founder of greyworld, a world renowned artists' collective who create public art. Primarily, greyworld's work is about play, and allowing some form of creative expression in urban space.

Greyworld has created works in some hugely coveted locations across the world and they now have permanent installations in fourteen countries. In 2004, they launched The Source, a permanent installation for the London Stock Exchange which was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and was watched by millions everyday on television around the world.

In 2010, they unveiled "Paint", an installation allowing phones to paint on the city and nominated Interactive Artwork of the Year by the Design Museum. Last year, greyworld launched "Trafalgar Sun", a giant installation for Trafalgar Square, London, along with Clockwork Forest, a permanent sound work for Grizedale forest, Cumbria. This year they have created commissioned work for Chloe, Channel 4, Marie Curie and Save the Children amongst others.

Andrew is a regular contributor to television, radio and print, and lectures extensively around the world. 

Most recently he presented a show on BBC Radio 4 entitled "Change of Art" and launched greyworld's new book entitled "In The City."

After lecturing at the Royal College of Art for four years, he became Professor of Public Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. More information at

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