Butterflies and flowers – new big art project for Chiswick

Image above: Abundance London painted wooden butterflies

Abundance London, fresh from pressing 3/4 tonne of local apples to fill well over 1,000 cups of juice at the Flower Market on Sunday, is diving straight into another of their intriguing art projects, involving well-known artists and the community.

The not-for-profit group which organises the artworks on the ‘W4th plinth’ at Turnham Green Terrace and put together the mural under the railway bridge there, has signed up several schools, care homes, businesses and community groups already to take part. Individuals are also invited to participate.

Three thousand wooden model butterflies and flowers are waiting to be painted in beautiful bright colours by local people. All the models need to be painted and returned ready for varnishing before being installed in a mystery location “in central Chiswick” around the time of the next Flower Market.

Come along with some inspiration, get yourself a coffee (or a glass of wine) and an Abundance artist will provide some instruction. The following locations are holding drop-ins:

Thursday 9 September, 10.00 am -12.00 pm: Postroom Cafe, South Parade
Saturday 11 September, 10.00 am -12.00 pm: Planet Organic
Monday 13 September, 6.30 – 8.30 pm: Horton & Garton, High Road Studio, 129 Chiswick High Road
Wednesday 22 September, 6.30 – 8.30 pm: Horton & Garton

If your school or group would like to get involved, contact Karen@abundancelondon.com

Image above: Wooden flower and butterfly templates waiting to be painted and varnished

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