Chiswick’s W4th Plinth gets a new art work

Images above: Stay at Home by Chiswick School; Stay at Home seen across the Abundance flower bed; ©Abundance London

Abundance London will be installing a new artwork on the wall of the railway embankment at Turnham Green Terrace on Sunday 27 June at 2.00 pm..

The current artwork Stay at Home, has decorated the piazza since December 2020. It was created by students at Chiswick School under the direction of teacher Tommy Robinson during lockdown conditions and expresses the students’ feelings about being locked down.

The next piece of community art to decorate the space will, says Abundance London director Dr Karen Liebreich MBE, be “an exciting new work, created specifically for this site. Instead of Staying at Home, we hope to be Enjoying Life”.

Images above: Sit Peter Blake’s collage of the Empire theatre; Penny the Orangutan

The new image will be the fourth in the series of community art works which have cheered up the space since September 2019, when Abundance London introduced the idea of a rolling community artwork – a W4th Plinth – at the same time replanting of the space and introducing attractive new benches.

The first in the series was created by Sir Peter Blake and he remains one of the judges on the panel which decides what will fill the wall.

When applications closed last time three artworks were chosen equally by the panel and they decided all three would have a chance to be shown sequentially. Each artwork will be in place for six months. Abundance would like to thank John Fitzgerald of Snappy Snaps, and FastSigns for their support on this project.

“We will be welcoming a fabulous new artwork on Sunday 27 June. Chiswick School musicians will be playing their work out, and the new one in; a famous celebrity will pull the toggle, we will offer some Abundance apple juice and elder flower cordial, and some snacks provided by Jules the Foodie, probably Chiswick’s tastiest home delivery chef and delicious pizza bites from nearby Pizza Treat.

“Please join us as we unveil the exciting new artwork”.

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