Londoners are being given the chance to vote for the next piece of art to occupy the iconic fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.

Six artists from the UK, Ghana, Germany, the USA and Mexico have had their sculptures shortlisted to be displayed in Trafalgar Square from 2022 until 2024.

Led by the Mayor of London’s culture team, the Fourth Plinth Commission is inviting members of the public to vote for the artwork that they want to see occupy the plinth, as well as give their views on hosting contemporary art in London’s public spaces.

The six shortlisted sculptures include a 160cm tall rocket, face casts of 850 trans people and a silo filled with plants.

Built in 1841, the fourth plinth was designed to hold a statue of King William IV but remained empty until temporary art installations were commissioned to occupy it in the late 1990s.

City Hall assumed responsibility for the plinth in 2005 and have since commissioned several temporary installations.

Notable installations include Antony Gormley’s One & Other in 2009, which saw 2,400 members of the public given an hour each day for 100 days to occupy the plinth, and Heather Phillipson’s The End, which will remain on the plinth until 2022.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced plans to host several public art installations across London as part of the £6 million “Let’s Do London” campaign that aims to attract visitors back to the capital.

Models of the six shortlisted sculptures for the fourth plinth will be available to view for free at the National Gallery between May 24 and July 4.