The Line Sculpture Trail Funding Deadline Closes 28 March
21 March 2014
Plans for a new sculpture trail connecting London’s iconic Olympic Park with the O2 along the meridian line needs help reaching its fundraising goal of £145,636 before 28th of March. The proposed free sculpture trail will encourage people to ‘Walk the Line’ and discover the hidden histories of the East London waterways.
The project is led by the art dealer, Megan Piper, and regeneration expert, Clive Dutton. Their vision is to install up to 30 existing sculptures along the East London canals, spanning from North Greenwich, along the Royal Docks and River Lea to Stratford. Submissions from Artists and Collections were requested and a selection committee of renowned art professionals and members of the local community will decide.
By bringing art out of the gallery and into the public realm, the organisers hope it will provide engagement with new audiences. This innovative plan for social engagement and redevelopment is receiving backing from Boris Johnson, Danny Boyle and David Bailey amongst others.
Boris Johnson has stated; “I wish the team behind The Line every success in developing this exciting project. Our Fourth Plinth programme has shown the enthusiasm there is for public art and their crowd funding campaign harks back to the public subscriptions that supported many of the historic statues to be found around our city.”
Depending on funding, the project can be delayed a year. In order to realise the £3million project during July 2014, please donate here.