Art in unexpected places

How can public art enhance a community? Where do the lines between fashion and art fall? And how are artists and curators creating new ways for us to experience art? We explored these questions at Selfridges during our creative campaign: State of The Arts.

World-renowned artists in the Selfridges windows

As part of State of The Arts, we worked with some of the UK’s leading galleries and critically-acclaimed artists to create a gallery of works across our Oxford Street windows. From Darren Almond (pictured) to Chantal Joffe, Richard Wright to Simon Periton, each of the nine artists created unique pieces that exhibited the power of public art.

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The Selfridges Podcast: State of The Arts

How to make your morning commute that bit more creative? Just plug in and listen to our State of The Arts podcast episodes, filled with inspiring words from world-renowned artists and thought-provoking ideas.


Manchester School of Art and local artists at Selfridges Exchange Square and Trafford, Manchester

Continuing our support of emerging talents in the arts, we exhibited some of Manchester School of Art’s most exciting graduates in our windows and across our Manchester stores. The L.S. Lowrys of today? Perhaps…

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IKON gallery at Selfridges Birmingham

We continued our partnership with the internationally acclaimed IKON gallery as amazing pieces from its collection entered our windows and sites across our Birmingham store. The in-store art trail included works by two major contemporary artists, Gillian Wearing and Richard Wilson.

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