Huge skull unearthed on the South Bank

An installation created by TV Channel alibi to celebrate summer season of crime drama.

Alibi Stunt

A two-metre high installation of a human skull mysteriously appeared overnight on London's South Bank this morning complete with forensic investigators and cordoned off by police tape.

The 'magnified' crime scene was specially created by TV channel Alibi to celebrate their summer season of crime drama.



The unique build took a design team four weeks to create. The centrepiece skull was carved from high density polystyrene with a polyurea hard coat finish.

Scenic carving skills were used to finish the texture and create depth, and techniques such as sponging and stippling as well as colour washes were used to create shadowing effects. One tonne of earth dressed the scene, making it appear as though the huge skull had just been discovered from the earth